Archive for the ‘URI Multiregion Blogs’ Category


Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Please watch the video to learn more about our organization. 

 Love & Blessings 

 Myshell &  Ron 
Animal Love Bless-wings,
Myshell Howler RScP, OAC
Dr Ronald Landau RN, MS, ND

CARAVAN Communications

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

…I wanted to make sure you had these links to the various communications that we, CARAVAN, send out.

See most recent sections, toward the top, like: News/Media Coverage (Washington D.C. and New York City exhibitions)

We of course sent out a bi-monthly online newsletter too. 

Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler, 
Founder/President, CARAVAN

“CARAVAN. . .Building bridges through the Arts between the creeds and cultures of the East and West”

Gender Crosstalk Proposal for the URI Multiregion

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014


The United Nations Association of San Francisco wishes to alert members of the URI Multiregion to our ambitious Gender Crosstalk Initiative.

On the new moon of February 18, 2015, Gender Crosstalk participants will send two short messages to Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. One message will be from the women participants and one from the men. Each lunar month, two more messages will be selected based on the messages chosen previously. The purpose of the Initiative is to foster human unity with gender equality built in at the foundation level.

Your individual participation and that of the Multiregion as a group are both invited. The best introduction to the Gender Crosstalk can be found at If you read that and follow a couple of the links, and (I hope) join the process and write a message of your own, you will have a pretty good understanding of the Crosstalk idea.Let’s Make it Happen!

– Roger Eaton

Member of the Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons CC

Contemplative Leadership – An Online Certificate Course in ‘Enhanced Mindfulness’

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Contemplative Leadership
An Online Certificate Course in
‘Enhanced Mindfulness’

Fielding Graduate University
12 Weeks, ( Jan. 6 – March 31, 2015)
Dr. Ed Bastian & Dr. Deepa Awal

I am very happy to announce a new course in Contemplative Leadership offered in partnership with Fielding Graduate University. This course provides Enhanced Mindfulness Training based on the seven-step process of InterSpiritual Meditation and the Mandala Process for Creating an Authentic Spiritual Path. It incorporates in-depth training for coaches and leaders in human and organizational development.

Fielding is a nationally acclaimed and accredited institution that offers PhDs and Masters degrees in Psychology, Educational Leadership, Human/Organizational Development, as well as accredited Certificates through its Institute for Social Innovation. Graduates in our course will earn 31.5 Continuing Coach Educational Units (CCEUs) and 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Fielding Graduate University. In addition, the Spiritual Paths Institute is licensed to offer 31.5 continuing education credits (CE) to MFTs and LCSWs by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (provider CEP #4975).

Click here for a a detailed description of this course.

Please be in touch with any questions.

With all good wishes,


Ed Bastian, PhD
President, Spiritual Paths Institute

URI partners with the Parliament of the World’s Religions

Sunday, November 30th, 2014


United Religions Initiative (URI) is partnering with the Parliament of the World’s Religions for the upcoming gathering in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in 2015!

The theme of the 2015 Parliament, “Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity: Working Together for a World of Compassion with Peace, Justice, and Sustainability,” speaks strongly to the work of URI. As such, the leadership teams of both organizations are now collaborating on plans to engage an even wider global audience and advance international interfaith action.

“We are delighted to work closely with our friends at the Parliament,” says URI Executive Director the Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr. “This opportunity for collaboration illustrates an important next step for the interfaith movement – to bring together our strengths as global organizations to better achieve our shared goals of creating cultures of peace amongst religions and spiritual and indigenous traditions throughout the world.”

Current keynote speakers at the 2015 Parliament include His Holiness The Dalai Lama and renowned religious author Dr. Karen Armstrong.  Other beloved experts and luminaries, including Nobel Laureates, will also be in attendance.

We invite you to be part of the world’s largest interfaith gathering!

Join the URI leadership team in contributing program ideas for one of the 300 workshops on issues ranging from the environment and climate change, global violence, hate speech and war, as well as wasteful consumption and economic disparities. 

The Parliament is especially encouraging program proposals that highlight the strategies of our women, youth and indigenous leaders in the interfaith movement around the world.

Register by December 10, 2014 to take advantage of the lowest attendance rates of up to 60% (70% discounts for students).