The Edge - Year-End 2016

Barbara Marx Hubbard Presents Office of the Future at the United Nations

Barbara Marx Hubbard, Founder and President of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and Juan Carlos Kaiten, Social Architect at The Hague Center for Global Governance and others presented the scope and capacity of the proposed Office for the Future at the United Nations on October 25 to generate new levels of innovation, cooperation and social synergy at the UN and beyond.  

This consultation, for members of the UN community was co-sponsored by The Source of Synergy Foundation, Pathways To Peace, Foundation for Conscious Evolution, Global Movement for the Culture of Peace, The Hague Center for Global Governance, and the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (CSVGC-NY)

Speakers included Genie Kagawa, Chairperson of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, Iris Spellings of the Global Movement for a Culture of Peace, and Diane Williams of The Source of Synergy Foundation. 


The proposal envisions a space where the United Nations community can scan, map and connect what is working to assist with the implementation of UN objectives. Special emphasis would be placed on accelerating synergy between the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Eight Action Areas of the UN Programme of Action on Culture of Peace.

Barbara first introduced this concept at the United Nations at the High Level Forum for Culture of Peace on September 1, 2016 (watch video HERE).  

Synergy Circle and Meditation in Washington, DC

The Source of Synergy Foundation and Communities of Peace hosted a beautiful Synergy Circle at the International Conservation House at Airlie in Warrenton, VA, outside of Washington, DC on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. A group of deeply spiritual souls gathered to explore the theme, "Lifting Up the Soul of America."

Deborah Moldow and Diane Williams of SOSF hosted the event along with our beloved partner, Gerry Eitner of Communities of Peace. Also attending the Synergy Circle were:

Edith Billups of the Gabriel Media Group; Shri Natha Devi Premananda, founder of Eagle Wings of Enlightenment in Los Angeles; Rev. Louise Green of River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Nancy Seifer and Martin Vieweg, authors of “When the Soul Awakens”; chi-gong master Shuren Ma; Laura George of the Oracle Institute and the Peace Pentagon; Paul and Lorraine Nurko, who lead a local “Keys of Enoch” study group; Jay Norman of Airie’s International Conservation House; executive leadership coach Dr. Joni Carley; Sara Salam, founder of Luminous Warrior; psychotherapist Beatrice Ollier; international development specialist Laurie Timmermann; Randy Dauphin; Stephanie Mastri; Anita Sutherland; Marionette Jones; Ron Mohl; and Bill Peters, who is descended from the Founding Fathers of the U.S.A.

On Sunday, Nov. 6, members of the group meditated with a Peace Pole at the Washington Monument and other historic sites. People around the world were invited to share in meditation and/or shared intention.


SOSF then took part in an interfaith Meditate the Vote event at the Meditation Museum in Silver Spring. Deepest gratitude to our partners, Gerry Eitner of Communities of Peace and Sister Jenna of America Meditating Radio.

Science and Nonduality in Italy

By Diane Williams

In August 2016 the Science and Nonduality (SAND) On the Edge of the (UN)Known gathering met in Titignano, Italy to continue to explore the boundaries of our knowledge of who we are and of the universe in which we live through science, spirituality, meditation, inquiry, experiential workshops, yoga, music, dance and many great informal conversations around the dinner table.

Conference Founders and Organizers  Maurizio and Zaya Benazzo        Evolutionary Leaders Peter Russell and Diane Williams at SAND

The SAND Team said: "SAND is just a playground where we come together to explore insights or simply experience what is emerging in the moment. All is welcome here, reflecting the fact that there is no "thing" separate from anything else: reality emerges moment to moment to moment as infinite, ever-present, interconnected whole, and we are not separate from it."

Other SANDs conferences recently took place in San Jose, California and at Esalen in Big Sur to probe reality by investigating the edge of the unknown. 

 Learn more about the SAND community at and be an active and integral part of the vibrant convergence of science and spirituality.