Unity-and-Diversity World Council

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The Unity-and-Diversity World Council "is a nonprofit, tax-exempt California corporation. It was originally formed to develop the ideals and activities undertaken during International Cooperation Year 1965, which was voted into being by the General Assembly of the United Nations. The goal of the U.N. in establishing that year was to encourage a maximum of cooperation among non-governmental organizations." [1]


Accessed January 2009: [2]

Executive Board

World Board

  • Hector Aristizabal -- Lecturer/activist, Hispanic community
  • Kenneth Beatty -- Leader, United Religions Initiative Cooperation Circle
  • Tahdi Blackstone, D.Min. -- President, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Los Angeles
  • Robert Bonnell -- President, Theosophical Society of Long Beach
  • Jan Chase -- Minister, Unity Church of Pomona; Leader, Inland Valley Interfaith
  • Bhante Chao Chu -- Head monk, Rosemead Buddhist Monastery
  • Laurel Clark -- Leader, School of Metaphysics; Co-developer, Peace Dome
  • Theodore Clarke -- Pasadena City College; Religious Science Minister
  • Albert Cohen, Executive Director, Southern California Ecumenical Council
  • Tasnim Fernandez -- Sufi Order; Teacher, Dance of Universal Peace
  • Jefferson Tasleem Ghauri -- Founding President, IARF Pakistan
  • Linda Groff -- Professor, California State University Dominguez Hills
  • Alanna Hartsok -- Co-director, Earth Rights Institute
  • Cliff Ishigaki -- Founder, Orange County Psychosynthesis Center; former Board member
  • Byron DeLear -- Congressional candidate; interfaith supporter
  • Bernie King -- Emeritus, Congregation Shir Ha-ma'a Lot
  • Kay Lindahl -- Author, Sacred Art of Listening; Leader, North American Interfaith Network
  • Bonnie Mansdorf -- Director, Foundation for a Healing Among Nations
  • Irving Sarnoff -- Co-founder, Friends of the United Nations; peace activist
  • F. Richard Schneider, Ph.D. -- Founder, Institute of Global Education
  • Alan Seaman -- Teacher, meditator; former UDC Executive Board member
  • Roger Sorenson, M.D. -- Former participant, Worldview Exploration Seminar
  • Jim Stewart -- Director, Earth Day Los Angeles
  • Rebecca Tobias -- Interfaith activist; campaign manager for Byron DeLear's Green Party Congressional candidacy
  • Rene Wadlow -- Editor/Publisher, "Global Perspectives" Magazine
  • Tom Ziegert -- Minister, Venice United Methodist Church; peace activist

Advisory Board


Web: http://udcworld.org

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. About, Unity-and-Diversity World Council, accessed January 2, 2009.
  2. About, Unity-and-Diversity World Council, accessed January 2, 2009.