Michael Johnson

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"Michael Johnson serves as representative for Pathways to Peace at the United Nations in New York. His major focus at the UN is to support the creation of global observance of the International Day of Peace. He also serves on the UN Spiritual Caucus Council whose mission is supporting and strengthening the spiritual principles and purposes of the United Nations and raising awareness of spirituality at work within the United Nations system.

"Michael graduated from Philadelphia University with a degree in marketing and psychology. He then helped to establish the first outpatient drug treatment center for teenagers in his home state of New Jersey that successfully reduced drug related crimes while helping youth kick the habit.

"Michael is also a founding member of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, one of the largest yoga teaching facilities in North America, serving an international clientele. During his 11- year residency, he practiced a very rigorous yoga and meditation program that became the foundation for his peace work.

"In 1995, Michael and his wife took a yearlong sabbatical and world tour, traveling to California, Fiji, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, India, England, Scotland and Italy. Traveling light, they visited sacred sites, met indigenous people, and saw many natural wonders. This journey and its multicultural immersion have supported his involvement and service at the United Nations." [1]

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  1. Pathways to Peace Michael Johnson, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.
  2. Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns (NY) Council, organizational web page, accessed May 4, 2012.
  3. Coalition for OneVoice About, organizational web page, accessed May 6, 2012.