Michael B. Beckwith
Michael Bernard Beckwith "life is a living testament to building spiritual community. In the 1970’s he began an inward journey into the teachings of East and West, and today teaches universal truth principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality. Gifted with a vision of a trans-denominational spiritual community, in 1986 he founded the Agape International Spiritual Center upon his faith in that original vision.
"Dr. Michael Bernard BeckwithIn a personal letter to him Coretta Scott King wrote, "I greatly admire what you are doing to bring about the Beloved Community, which is certainly what my dear husband worked for and ultimately gave his life."
"Recently described in “What Is Enlightenment?” magazine as a "non-aligned trans-religious progressive," Dr. Beckwith shares his powerful conviction of creating the Beloved Community through his participation on international panels with other peacemakers and spiritual leaders including His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Dr. T. Ariyarante of Sri Lanka, and Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas K. Gandhi. He is co-founder of the Association for Global Thought, an organization dedicated to planetary healing and transformation.
"Dr. Beckwith is the originator of the Life Visioning Process, which he teaches throughout the country along with meditation, scientific prayer, and the spiritual benefits of selfless service. He facilitates retreats, workshops and seminars. His books include: “Inspirations of the Heart”, “Forty Day Mind Fast Soul Feast”, and “A Manifesto of Peace”.
"Dr. Beckwith’s achievement as a humanitarian and emissary of peace have been widely acclaimed. In 2003, his activities were enumerated when he was written into the Congressional Record of the 107th congress. He is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards, some of which include: The 2004 Africa Peace Award, Thomas Kilgore Prophetic Witness Award, Howard Thurman Stained Glass Window Award by Morehouse College, a commissioned oil portrait for Morehouse’s prestigious Hall of preachers, and the Humanitarian Award of the National Conference for Compassion and Justice." 
- Welcoming Committee, Birth 2012 
- Cochair, Season for Nonviolence Campaigns
- Founding Signatory (2008), Evolutionary Leaders Forum 
- World Spirituality Wisdom Council, Center for World Spirituality 
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Related Sourcewatch articles
- Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, Agape International Spiritual Center, accessed December 24, 2008.
- Birth2012 Birth 2012 Welcoming Committee Members, organizational web page, accessed April 29, 2012.
- Leaders, Evolutionary Leaders Forum, accessed November 1, 2011.
- Center for World Spirituality World Spirituality Wisdom Council, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2013.