Kurt Johnson

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"Dr. Kurt Johnson has worked in professional science and comparative religion over 40 years. A prominent figure on international committees, particularly at the United Nations, he is author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age (2013) and two award-winning books in science: Nabokov’s Blues (2000) and Fine Lines (2015). Kurt has served on the faculty of New York’s Interfaith Seminary for 12 years and, for 25 years was associated there with the American Museum of Natural History. In 2016 he became host for Unity.Earth’s Convergence radio series at VoiceAmerica, a series featuring global change-makers.

"Kurt has a PhD in Evolution and Ecology and is author of over 200 scientific articles and seven books, along with further articles at Kosmos Journal, The Contemplative Journal, Evolution Institute, Integral Life with Ken Wilber and peace studies with Philip Hellmich of the SHIFT Network. Kurt, a former monastic, is a member or founder of The Evolutionary Leaders, the international Contemplative Alliance, the Gaiafield and Subtle Activism Networks, the Self Care to Earth Care network, the UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, the NGO Forum 21 Institute, and the UN Committee for International Yoga Day, and is President of the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences." [1]

"Dr. Kurt Johnson is Vice-President of National Ethical Service. At the UN, he works with the Eco-Spirituality Working Group in association with the CONGO Committee Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns." [1]

"Kurt Johnson, Ph.D. is a co-founder of InterSpiritual Dialogue in Action (www.isdna.org & www.isdac.com) and widely engaged internationally in spiritual teaching, professional science, social activism and ethics (www.bcan.ws). He serves in a number of capacities for the American Ethical Union, Humanist Institute and the American Association for the Advancement of Science." [2]


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  2. Coalition for OneVoice About, organizational web page, accessed May 6, 2012.