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Towards a Loving World: Leadership and Governance for Wellbeing

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The Spirit of Humanity Forum will explore love as the greatest energizing force that connects all and lies at the heart of wellbeing and human flourishing. Only through loving can we heal ourselves and our planet. Only through leading and governing with love can we transcend the self-interests of the individual, group, and even nation. Only by acting in love can we work together in building a better post-Covid world. A loving world is one in which the wellbeing of every creature on the planet motivates decisions at the highest level of leadership.

The Spirit of Humanity Forum brings together leaders and change-makers to explore how our inner awareness sets the direction of our own lives and collectively the trajectory of humanity.  We are the only ones who can reset the compass to a direction that will enhance human flourishing, sustainability and abundance. Hosted by the City of Reykjavik, the Forum takes place every two years in Iceland, but this year from 3rd – 5th June on line.

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  • Thomas Bruhn is the initiator and leader of the research group AMA (A Mindset for the Anthropocene) at the IASS Potsdam. Coming from a background in physics his interest shifted towards transdisciplinary research on the question how the transformation of mental paradigms and specific qualities like mindfulness and compassion can be integrated in processes for sustainability. He is also working on the design and facilitation of co-creative formats in the context of political decision making. His earlier research focused on technological topics like climate engineering and the environmental impacts CO2 recycling. Before joining the IASS he did research on semiconductor nanomaterials in Berlin, Rome and Marseille. Beside his research work he is also active in several NGOs, for example, as a member of the executive board of the German Chapter to the Club of Rome.
  • Maureen Goodman is the Programme Director for Brahma Kumaris, UK and the Brahma Kumaris representative at the United Nations, Vienna. She is a member of the Strategic Circle of the Spirit of Humanity Forum. Maureen has endeavoured to make spirituality accessible to people at all levels of society including in healthcare, education, with young people and women’s issues. From 1991, for 20 years, she oversaw the Brahma Kumaris work within the UK prison system, ‘Spirituality in Prison’, offering meditation and values-based workshops in prisons and residential seminars for staff. Maureen has had long term involvement in inter-religious dialogue and represents the Brahma Kumaris on the Board of Religious Leaders of the Elijah Interfaith Institute and The Peace Pledge to Live Loving-Kindness & Compassion. She is currently involved in preparing the Brahma Kumaris contribution to COP 26 in Glasgow, exploring the connection between our inner state of being and the state of our Earth.
  • Imad Karam is the Executive Director of Initiatives of Change International, a global network of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, whose mission is building trust across the world’s divides. Previously, Imad was the director of the film department at Initiatives of Change UK where he displayed a flair for creative management and cross-cultural development. He also was a member of the management team with responsibility for communications and international relations. Imad is also an accomplished filmmaker. His films focus on forgiveness, peace-building, and reconciliation. His latest work is the award-winning documentary film, The Man Who Built Peace, which tells the story of Frank Buchman, the founder of Moral-Rearmament, and how he helped unite the bitter enemies of World War II. Previously, Imad produced the award-winning documentary film Beyond Forgiving, which depicts the journey of two South Africans to bring healing and reconciliation to their country post-Apartheid. Imad is Palestinian and grew up in Gaza where he won a scholarship to do postgraduate studies in media and communications in London where he also obtained his PhD on the impact of the media on Arab youth identity. He is currently living in the UK.
  • Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir is Professor of Sustainability Science at the University of Iceland. She was previously the Dean of Engineering and Natural Science at the University of Iceland and Professor of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Bristol, UK. She is Distinguished Fellow at the Schumacher Institute (UK), former Vice-President of the Balaton Group, Ambassador for the Wellbeing Academy Alliance and Fellow of Academia Europeae, Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Icelandic Academy and the Royal Society of Arts and Commerce.Vala´s research engagement, publications and teaching focus on evaluating natural resources and their link with the economy, developing structure and indicators for the wellbeing economy, determining soil sustainability indicators, finding fabric for sustainable communities with focus on food security, and imagining sustainable futures with steps towards them through back-casting. Her most recent interests are developing a new economic architecture for the 21st century with a group of young women around the world (see [[1]]

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