Ed asked me to let people know that, post Dawn of Interspirituality, some of us in the early founding groups have been discussing possible future bold moves re: getting our vision more out there.
Particularly being discussed are creating a coalition to create a high-end media platform (like Beliefnet or Huffingon Religion) which would be peopled by all the movers and shakers now a part of our “movement”.
We’re also discussing organizing (esp. in NYC where so many people and resources are available to us) some major dialogue events in venues available to us AND making sure they are video’d to get out to the larger audience.
Such events could include three kinds of folk– those of us in the interspiritual vision, progressive leaders from major institutions who are both curious and supportive of our vision, and then more conventional leaders, who need to be drawn into the conversation.
So, I wanted to let you know this discussion is going on. Feel free to contact me. The only reason we did not post in detail about all this here is (1) we didn’t want to “jump the gun” and (2) we also wanted to respect the emerging Association process. Our feeling is that any bold moves made by some of us would be a way of creating a new level of dialogue for the emerging Association to step into etc.
We realize this is an emerging process but some of us have traditionally been in the “prodding” seat and continue to entertain that ongoing role a bit.
love to all
kurt (and Adam Bucko)
Got email that B. Schuman responded; I do not find the post here and the link provided was “dead”.
I wanted to point out, re: Bruce’s note that, across the whole interspiritual community, this process of creating new platforms has usually followed a pattern of creating something NEW that represents the entire emerging community rather than “joining” with someone else’s existing work. All the latter are important, however, and should each be developed to max. So, further dialogue on this!
Yes, Kurt, this seems to be a time for the proliferation of a variety of forums and venues for interspiritual discussions. I am sure you have a biological metaphor for this! A little messy vitality can be a good thing. Perhaps this is a good antidote to humanity’s mononithic tendencies.
Second response– I need to say that we’ll all need further dialogue on this phenome of how we “max” the usage of previously existing efforts/ platforms (which includes those of many of us) and the “how” of “new” platforms that represent the new emerging community as a growing WHOLE. It’s a process. So, more dialogue on this, but also to avoid duplication, re-inventing the wheel etc.
I’ve been going through “Occupy Spirituality”, and might have some internet-based activist proposals. I did build an Occupy site for our group in Santa Barbara
And I have this little vision of hands-on activists like Adam Bucko on tour exciting people, and signing them into a “high dimensional” internet interface that could help overcome the scattered quality of both Interspirituality and Occupy.
Just to let you know that we are viewing the posts here back in Dublin, Ireland. Mindful of how small we are here on the edge of the European landmass and the ‘parochial’ nature of our spiritual culture. The “high dimensional” internet interface sounds very attractive! and accessible given our distance!
We arrived back with such enthusiasm! thank you to all our friends at the Dawn of Interspirituality Conference!