Voices From the Leading Edge
Featuring Jennifer McLean, Ben Bowler, Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr., and Yuka Saionji Matsuura. Hosted by Rev. Deborah Moldow.
Monday, October 21st, 11:00 to 12:00 pm Pacific
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The “Spirituality Evolving” panel will explore…
- The extraordinary spiritual movement toward Oneness that is happening right now here on planet Earth
- Why people of diverse religions are becoming more accepting of differences of beliefs around the dinner table and around the world
- How healing work—with both individuals and groups, and in so many healing modalities—is possible over the internet
- The story of how the Peace Pole went from being an expression of a small spiritual group in Japan to a universally recognized symbol of peace around the world
Jennifer McLean Jennifer McLean is an internationally acclaimed Healer, Author, Speaker, Edge Pusher, and Transformational Change Agent. She is the creator of the renowned healing accelerant “The Spontaneous Transformation Technique (STT),” that delivers instant transformation and healing in 10 – 15 minutes. With over 1000 practitioners in this unique system it is quickly becoming a “go to” for creating real rapid change in extreme times.
For more than two decades, STT has helped tens of thousands of individuals shift held energy in the body. This system of healing has supported individuals to successfully liberate themselves from old hurts, and patterns of obstacles that lead to disease and upset, and to create new neural pathways of a new pattern of Quantum Wholeness.
Jennifer is the author of 5 books, has appeared on FOX, ABC, CBS, online summits and covered in renowned publications. She is also the creator of dozens of online healing programs, and is the producer and host of the renowned Healing With The Masters online media franchise (that reached almost 1,000,000 over 17 seasons). Jennifer is in turn a “healing-into-success” coach, supporting entrepreneurs to make a difference through “business-from-the-heart” and on purpose.
Ben Bowler is the Executive Director of UNITY EARTH, a global network building a worldwide movement for unity and peace. In 2006 he and his wife Jildou moved to Thailand to volunteer along the Thai-Burma border. In 2008 they founded Blood Foundation together, a NGO focusing on education projects. In 2008 Ben founded Monk for a Month in Chiang Mai offering men and women the opportunity to experience Thai temple life and temporary ordination.
In 2010, Ben launched Muslim for a Month in Turkey offering guests a first-hand experience of Turkish Islam and Sufism, underneath the spiritually inclusive banner of Rumi. A year later, he launched World Weavers, offering spiritual immersion programs in Tibetan India, Nepal, Cambodia and Ethiopia.
In October 2015, at the Parliament of World’ Religions, Ben launched 1GOD.com, an online platform aimed at countering religious fundamentalism, relativism and western materialism. Since then he has worked to build UNITY EARTH into a global platform that can support and empower the many grassroots movements working towards unity and peace in the world.
The Rev. Victor Kazanjian leads URI’s global grassroots interfaith peacebuilding network of over 1,000 groups working in more than 100 countries and at the United Nations to build bridges of cooperation between people of all beliefs and cultures. Prior to joining URI, Victor served as Dean of Intercultural Education & Religious and Spiritual Life and Co-Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Wellesley College, and as visiting faculty at the Malaviya Center for Peace Research at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, where he served as Fulbright Professor of Peace and Justice Studies. Co-Founder of Education as Transformation Inc., an international organization that works on religious diversity and spirituality in higher education, Victor is also an author, educator, recognized thought-leader and trainer in areas of intergroup dialogue, multicultural and interreligious understanding, conflict transformation, diversity and democracy, social justice, community organizing, and peacebuilding. He is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and was trained as a community organizer working to address the systemic causes of poverty and injustice through the support of community-based groups. He holds degrees from the Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard University.
Yuka Saionji Matsuura is a Deputy Chairperson of Byakko Shinko Kai, an organisation dedicated to world peace and raising the consciousness of humanity that originated in Japan over fifty years ago: WWW.BYAKKO.ORG. It was founded by Yuka’s grandfather, Masahisa Goi who came up with the universal peace prayer “may peace prevail on earth”. Yuka is also a representative of the Goi Peace Foundation www.goipeace.or.jp which promotes peace through education and building cooperation among people from diverse fields. The Goi Peace Foundation initiated the Fuji Declaration, an international alliance of individuals and organizations that are united by a shared commitment to live and collaborate toward the advancement of a more harmonious and flourishing world. She is a board member of the Miratsuku (meaning: Emerging Future), a nonprofit organization working on community-building and social innovations.
Yuka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan but also lived in the United States and Germany during her childhood years. She has a degree in law from Gakushuin University in Japan. She has a published book in Japan called The Notebook of the Heart, which was introduced in local newspapers. Yuka Saionji with Bob Stilger wrote a book chapter on their work in Japan after the triple disasters. Published as part of the International Leadership Association’s “Leading with Spirit, Presence and Authenticity” volume of the building leadership bridges series, the book chapter highlights the power of resilience of communities in Japan after the triple disaster.
Rev. Deborah Moldow is an ordained interfaith minister committed to assisting in the transformation of human consciousness. She is the founder of the Garden of Light, providing an online platform for the emerging global spirituality so that this community can become visible as a powerful force in uplifting the human spirit.
Deborah is Director of the Evolutionary Leaders circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation that brings together visionaries committed to the acceleration of the conscious evolution of humanity. She is a Creative Con sultant at Unity. Earth and a co-facilitator of the Conscious Business Synergy Circle.
She served for more than 20 years as the Representative to the United Nations of May Peace Prevail on Earth International, with a special focus on the U.N. International Day of Peace. Rev. Deborah also led monthly Interfaith Sundays at the Chapel at Croton Falls in northern Westchester, NY. She currently makes her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.