[gha] Re: UPDATES from & about the Interspiritual Movement's summer & fall meetings + + + union/oneness with the Global Peace Science and support and participation in the GHA Letter to G20

  • From: Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Kurt Johnson <kurtjohnsonisd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:49:35 +0400

Dear Kurt,

Thank you very much for your very important and interesting report on 
Interspiritual movement (ISM) that began in the U.S. in which you occupy a one 
of leading positions. 

I am also very grateful to you for your support of the GHA letter to G20 
leaders about the global peace science (GPS) in other personal email. 

These two spiritual movements - GPS and ISM - are closely related and are 
united in harmony at all of them diversity. This unity requires a clear mind 
articulation of sound, as well as mutual support, participation and solidarity. 
In relation to your report, I would like to add the GHA letter to G20 the 
mention of your Interspiritual and interfaith movement in a number of 
requirements for any option of the GPS in follows editing of paragraph 3.6. in 
this letter:

3.6. Applications of the global peace science as the theories of global 
justice, global law (especially human rights), global politics, global ecology, 
global democracy, general and complete disarmament, global peace education, 
harmony between religion and science, global culture of peace, global 
interfaith harmony and global ?interspiritual movement? or ?universal 

Do you agree with this addition?

I am pleased to invite all members of your movement to support this GHA Letter, 
sign it and send me feedback so I can include your names to the list of 
co-authors of this letter. Could we hope for your solidarity, participation and 
support for GPS creation through the G20? This will strengthen the position of 
each of us, and most importantly - it will strengthen the position of peace 
before the face of the powerful position of a war. Do you agree with that? 

We invite your movement to discuss and support this letter GHA. Could you 
extend it in your movement and at all your scheduled meetings in August - 
October? It would be a real Interspirituality for global peace and against war! 
I'm sure, spontaneous energy of Interspirituality many times will rise from the 
union with the science of global peace. 

With love, best harmony wishes,


Dr Leo Semashko:
State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA);
Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
Global Peace Science from Harmony: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=582;
World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace:
GHA Peace Video: http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA;
My Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253;
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn

----- Original Message -----
  From: Kurt Johnson, kurtjohnsonisd@xxxxxxxxx
  To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx
  Sent: 1 ??????? 2013 ?., 0:43:31
  Subject: UPDATES from & about the Interspiritual Movement's summer & fall 

Hello GHA Colleagues, Leo, Bruce etc:

As many of you knew,  I was going to be involved all summer and into the fall 
with the many meetings, informal and formal, coming together about the emerging 
"universal spirituality" or "interspiritual movement", described in great 

We began with meetings in Colorado in June with Fr. Thomas Keating (renowned 
interfaith pioneer) and members of his 25-year Snowmass Inter-Religious 
Initiative from which came the famous "8 Points of Agreement" and later the 
"Nine Elements of a Univeral Spirituality" elaborated by Bro. Wayne Teasdale in 
his seminal works about "interspirituality" and in the Snowmass Initiative book 
THE COMMON HEART (2006).  I made sure I shared the ABC of Harmony and other 
information on GHA and CIHE there.  See also the film on Fr. Keating and 
Interspirituality show last year at similar gatherings (Global Spirit/ Link TV, 
Many of us will gather again in New York City, August 23-28th (staying with 
friends, family, colleagues) etc. for more time to get to know each other and 
further process and vision.  We will add to this group many leaders who are 
available simply because they are in the New York area-- which is quite a batch 
of significant leaders, many of whom were not able to join us in June.  
Next will be the DAWN of INTERSPIRITUALTY conference in Cascadia, Washington 
(www.satyana.org) late Sept./early October 2013 where we will further process 
all this with nearly 200 leaders who are already registered for that 
conference.  That gathering begins with a 25-year reunion of Snowmass 
Inter-religious Initiative participants and then the Interspirituality 
Conference.  Significant forward strides are expected from this gathering re: 
worldwide movement.  Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko's book:  Occupy Spirituality:  
A Radical Vision for a New Generation (North Atlantic books) will also appear 
then; and a new book by Bucko and Rory McEntee on The New Monasticism will soon 
Soon after, Kurt Johnson will host a presentation and panel on "The Emerging 
Universal Spirituality" at the Science and Nonduality Conference (San Rafael, 
CA) Oct. 23-27 in October (see soon, www.scienceandnonduality.com) [with 
Matthew Fox, Edward Bastian, Cassandra Vieten and Rupert Spira]. 
Next will be the "Interfaith, Interspiritual, Integral" Conference planned for 
Phoenix Arizona for Febr. 2014 (see www.ouni.org for that, still in the 
preliminary stages; an annual affair by that sector of the Interspiritual 
As you know, the "Interspiritual Movement" is a part of, and a subculture 
within, the global Interfaith Movement.  It moves from interfaith dialogue to 
the experiential realm of the inherent experience of "unity consciousness and 
Heart" common across all the world's traditions and the implications of this 
"oneness" regarding heart, love, kindness, ethics, peace, justice, world shift 
etc.  This is a movement that is just running on its own spontaneous energy, 
but in a big way!

You can see it's pioneers (from all the traditions) at 

BEST to all of you and more soon!


Rev. Dr. Kurt Johnson
A GHA-USA Vice-President and
CIHE Director

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