New Thought  Programs at the  Parliament 

DECEMBER 4TH   ·  9:30-11:00   AM --details
A Religion of Healthy Mindedness -  New  Thought's Uniquly American Contribution to the Arena of New   Religious Community
Presented by: Leaders  of the  Major New Thought  Organizations

DECEMBER 5TH  •  4:30-5:15 PM
Agape International Choir Concert
MCEC Auditorium

Sacred Music  Concert
Featuring the  Agape International Choir
MCEC    Plenary Hall*
Performances  of the world's sacred music and movement by world-class   musicians  from diverse religious and spiritual  traditions.

DECEMBER 9TH   ·   9:30 - 11:00 AM--details
The Common Enterprise of Peace-building: A New   Model for Spiritually Motivated Social Action Within, Among,  &  Beyond Communities of Faith
Presented  by: Leaders of  the New Thought Movement and Season for  Nonviolence 


DECEMBER 4TH  •  9:30-11:00 AM

Title: A RELIGION OF “HEALTHY MINDEDNESS”- New Thought’s Uniquely American Contribution to the Arena of New Religious Community

In Varieties of Religious Experience  William James referred to New Thought as the "only truly American contribution to  the world body of religious thought." He also called it the "religion of healthy mindedness".

The various branches of New Thought include Religious Science, Divine Science, Unity, and Independent works, all of which teach the principle that consciousness is the leading factor in the creative process; that humans are endowed with the potential to make this world a place of peace, compassion, and abundance.  They revere the underlying unity and interdependence of all life, and affirm that our divine Source is variously conceived and called by many names.

This panel discussion will bring together representatives from each New Thought denomination, who will explore the Parliament's themes, emphasizing the shift in consciousness that can transform negative conditions and challenging physical circumstances at the root level of spiritual law.  They will also discuss the idea that those in 'privileged' societies have a responsibility to evolve their own spiritual discernment in order to be of service to a world in need.  The program will include sacred music interludes and time for questions.


Intro & Overview DVD - Dr. Roger Teel -
Sacred Music Interludes

• Healing the Earth with Care and Concern
Affiliated New Thought Network: Dr. Frank zumMallen

• Reconciling with the Indigenous Peoples
Agape International: Dr. Michael Beckwith

• Overcoming Poverty in a Patriarchal World
Universal Foundation for Better Living: Dr. Mary Tumpkin

• Creating Social Cohesion in Village and City
Assn. of Unity Churches: Rev. James Trapp

• Sharing Wisdom in the Search for Inner Peace
United Centers for Spiritual Living: Dr. Kathy Hearn & Dr. Christian Sorensen

• Securing Food and Water for All People
International Centers for Spiritual Living: Dr. Kenn Gordon

• Building Peace in the Pursuit of Justice 
Hillside International Truth Center: Dr. Barbara King


DECEMBER 9TH  • 9:30 - 11:00 AM

The Common Enterprise of Peace-building: A New Model for Spiritually Motivated Social Action Within, Among, & Beyond Communities of Faith

The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence takes place from January 30- April 4, annually since 1998. Celebrating its twelfth year, SNV is a 64 day spiritually-motivated educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Co-founded in 1998 by the Association for Global New Thought and Arun and Sunanda Gandhi, the campaign is spearheaded by congregations and activists representing multiple faiths communities in over 400 cities in 18 countries.

The omni-local muliti-faith model by which this campaign became successful is fully as important as its unprecedented results, and is the subject of this interactive seminar. With the support of AGNT--the hub of communications and resources--New Thought denominations banded together and invited other local faith leaders into dialogue to explore shared leadership of this annual spiritually-motivated community campaign to identify and activate demonstrations of local  practices in nonviolence education and service.

More than a decade later, a multi-faith worldwide network stewards hundreds of ongoing programs in peace and nonviolence involving thousands of local participants annually. The Gandhi King Peace Train, and YOUTH PEACEPORT program are just two of SNV’s newest initiatives. Join leaders to discuss the spiritual and social value of bringing this inclusive model to your faith community.


Moderator: Rev. Carol Carnes
Assn. for Global New Thought: Rev. Mary Omwake
Assn. of Unity Churches: Rev. Julie Montague
Affiliated New Thought Network: Rev. Abigail Albert
International New Thought Alliance: Rev. Jacqueline Triche Atkins
Religious Science International: Dr. Heather Dawn Clark
United Centers for Spiritual Living: Rev. Dr. Joan Steadman