Kosmos Journal: The Journal for World Citizens and Planetary Civilization

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"KOSMOS is an ancient Greek term meaning the harmony and beauty of the universe wherein all parts have their place within the Whole. It signifies humanity's alignment with the unchanging ground of being and the evolutionary organic forces of Nature. The integral approach of Kosmos Associates embraces body, mind, soul and spirit evolving in consciousness, cultures, worldviews, institutions and nations toward a new civilization...

"In a sunny garden in Manhattan close to the United Nations, a small group met to share a common commitment to enhance the quality of life and the humanization of global relations. Among those present were Reverend Chung OK Lee, Head Minister of the Manhattan Won-Buddhist Temple and Co-President of World Conference on Religions and Peace and Nancy Roof, Co-Founder of the Values Caucus at the United Nations and later the Spiritual Caucus. We asked: What is the most pressing need of the world as we enter the 21st century? We were preparing to speak at the NGO conference in Korea that fall. Later we spent many more days together in the beauty of the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts to write and edit Visions for a New Civilization: Spiritual and Ethical Values for the New Millennium. We called ourselves Friends for the New Civilization. Later we presented the First Ethics Conference at the United Nations...

"Four of us participated in a conference at Antioch College where we combined our various perspectives on international affairs with spiritual values to a resoundingly enthusiastic crowd. Later Abdul Aziz Said from the American University joined with us as we founded the Journal, Spirituality & Reality: New Perspectives on Global Issues. Nancy Roof has continued to expand the work of the Journal and its circulation as Editor in Chief since 2000 while others have contributed quality articles expressing the mission and goals of the work.

"In June 2004 the Journal was renamed "Kosmos" with the subtitle, "An Integral Approach to Global Awakening" to more closely reflect the mission of Kosmos Associates Inc.

"In 2009 the subtitle of Kosmos was changed to "The Journal for Global Citizens Creating the New Civilization." [1]

They are a founding partner of the Creating the New Civilization Initiative which was launched in 2005.


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Advisory Board

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URL: http://www.kosmosjournal.org

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  1. Mission, Kosmos Journal, accessed December 16, 2011.
  2. Board, Kosmos Journal, accessed December 16, 2011.
  3. Advisory Board, Kosmos Journal, accessed December 16, 2011.