We, the World

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"Internationally coordinated efforts to expand global markets and military operations have resulted in a catastrophic increase in poverty, violence, species destruction, and damage to our environment. This constitutes an ethical and spiritual crisis that transcends national boundaries. To address this, We, The World is committed to a global strategy that can galvanize people around the world to awareness and action while fostering personal growth and transformation - without which societal change cannot take place." [1]


Accessed May 2012: [2]


  • Rick Ulfik - Chair, (Founder, We, The World; Co-Chair, The Foundation for Ethics and Meaning; organizer, Gandhi-King Season For Nonviolence U.N. Events)
  • Barbara J. Hunter, Ph.D. - Vice Chair, (Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; writer; founder of the Arts Task Force of the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning)
  • Ina Bransome - Secretary, (New Parent Mentor, Doula; community organizer; writer)
  • Alan Schogel - Treasurer, (Energy Conservation Consultant; organizer for the Foundation for Ethics and Meaning)
  • Troy Lush - Board Member, (Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity; Music Producer, Recording and Performing Artist, and Songwriter)
  • Ruth Meitin Garbus - Board Member, (Co-Director, Center for Community Building and Dialogue; Former Director, New York Women of Vision and Action)


  • Diane Williams - UN Representative, Geneva, The Temple of Understanding; UN Rep., New York, Tribal Link Foundation


  • Arlan Berglas - Director of Global Development for We, The World
  • Teresa Hagen - Communications Coordinator for We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
  • Matt Hart - Web Design Consultant for We, The World
  • Brian Lovato - Graphic Design Consultant for We, The World
  • Nancy Hawthorne - Project Coordinator for We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
  • Susan Jameson - Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
  • Andrew Kaen - New York Event Coordinator for We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
  • Troy Lush - Board Member of We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
  • Laurence Singer - Web Design Consultant for We, The World
  • Al Smith - Webcast Distribution Coordinator for We, The World; Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity
  • Rick Ulfik - Founder/Director of We, The World; Principal Co-Coordinator, 11 Days of Global Unity



  • Daniel Ellsberg - Author, released the Pentagon Papers during the Viet Nam war
  • Alice Slater - Member of the Executive Committee of the Middle Powers Initiative for nuclear abolition, Lawyers Alliance for World Security (LAWS) and President of Global Resources Action Center for the Environment (GRACE)
  • Jonathan Granoff - President, Global Security Institute; UN Rep and VP of Lawyers Alliance for World Security, VP of NGO Cmte on Disarmament; Board member, Lawyers Cmte on Nuclear Policy, the Middle Powers Initiative; Co-Chair, American Bar Association Cmte on Arms Control; attorney; author
  • Molly Klopot - Chair, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom New York Metro; one of the Raging Grannies
  • Robert Alan Silverstein - Director, People For Peace; Co-Director, One Day In Peace
  • Anne Zanes - VP of Communications Coordination Committee of the UN; Representative of Peace Links; Co-Chair of the UN Human Rights Caucus
  • Ellen Raider - Co-Founder of The International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
  • Selma Brackman - Executive Director, War & Peace Foundation


  • Jane Goodall DBE - Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace<
  • Jan Roberts - National Coordinator for Earth Charter Community Summits, USA; Founder and President of the Institute for Ethics and Meaning, Tampa Florida
  • Joel Kupferman - Executive Director of the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project
  • Virginia Sanchez - Founder, Seeds of Self-Reliance, fostering U.S.-Mexico partnerships in rural Mexican communities on endangered ecosystems
  • Earl James - Board member, Campaign for UN Reform, Development Director, New Mexico Environmental Law Center; President, USA for UNESCO
  • Robert Blake - Co-Founder, BeingKind Animal Sanctuary


  • Riane Eisler - Author, Chalice and the Blade, Co-founder and President, Center for Partnership Studies
  • Hazel Henderson - Author, Beyond Globalization; world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, worldwide syndicated columnist, consultant on sustainable development, board member of Worldwatch Institute and the Calvert Social Investment Fund; the Calvert-Henderson Quality-of-Life Indicators have been used as an alternative to the GNP.
  • Tim Seldin - President, International Montessori Council; Chair, Montessori Foundation
  • Corinne McLaughlin - Co-founder of the Center for Visionary Leadership in Washington, D.C., and co-author of Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside Out
  • Rob Wheeler - Coordinator of the Global Peoples Assembly
  • Anne Hemenway - Coordinator of The National Committee for an Effective Congress, Program Consultant at The NY Open Center and an editorial committee member of LAPIS Magazine.
  • Terrence J. Mollner - Board of Trustees, Calvert Social Investment Fund
  • Kathia Castro Laszlo - Co-Executive Director, Syntony Quest, empowering evolutionary learning communities as vehicles to co-create sustainable futures
  • Barclay Palmer - Visionary Educator; Board Chair, Center for Partnership Studies
  • Delois Blakely - Community Mayor of Harlem; President of The New Future Foundation
  • Brian D'Agostino, Ph.D. - Research Associate, Center on Violence and Human Survival, CUNY; Humanities Preparatory Academy, New York City Board of Education
  • Bill Levis - Chief Financial Officer, Center for Partnership Studies


  • Ervin Laszlo - Founder of the Club of Budapest and the Planetary Ethics Alliance; noted author whose latest book is Macroshift
  • Robert Thurman - Co-Founder and President of Tibet House; renowned Buddhist Scholar, he is the first western Tibetan Buddhist monk
  • Gerry Eitner - Founder/President, The Masters Group; North American Peace Rep. for United Religions Initiative; Co-Founder, Global Mothers, U.S. Committee for Earth Charter
  • Paul Ray - Co-author of The Cultural Creatives
  • Deborah Moldow - Director, World Peace Prayer Society
  • James Parks Morton - former Dean of St. John the Divine and current president of The Interfaith Center of New York
  • Ashok Gangadean - Co-Founder and Director, Global Dialogue Institute; Co-Convenor, World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality
  • Carol Gilio - Conflict Resolution Coordinator for all Queens High Schools, New York City
  • Michael Feinberg - Executive Director, New York City Labor-Religion Coalition
  • Josette Allan - Former director, World Goodwill, USA
  • Mark LeVine, Ph.D. - Co-Founder of the Foundation For Ethics & Meaning, Contributing Editor, Tikkun Magazine and Asst. Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
  • Bonnie Locke - Philadelphia Coordinator, UN Gandhi-King Season For Nonviolence; founder, Peace Wave
  • Carol Hansen Grey - Executive Director of Women of Vision and Action.
  • Nazir Ahmad - President, GivingWorks (serving the non-profit and philanthropic communities)
  • Eleanor Wasson - Recipient of the Physicians for Social Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award 2000; Executive Board Member, EarthSave International; Founder, International Association for Volunteer Effort; Member, Los Angeles Committee on the Status of Women


  • William Schulz - Executive Director of Amnesty International USA
  • Nana Osei Boakye Yiadom II]] (Apeadu) - Queenmother/chief of Aburi, Ghana. Her work involves assistance and advocacy for refugee women and children in Africa
  • Pamela Kraft - Founder of Tribal Link, an NGO that addresses indigenous peoples issues worldwide
  • Sally Fisher - Activist; author; producer of V-Day 2001 at Madison Square Garden; Founder of Intersect
  • Thom Hartmann - Author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight and Unequal Protection: The Rise of Coporate Dominance and the theft of Human Rights
  • Angaangaq Lyberth - Elder - 4 Worlds International Elder's Council, Eskimo [Inuit]
  • Premilla Dixit - Coordinator, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom New York Metro Corporate Campaign
  • Charmaine Crockett - Human rights advocate and writer; Contributing Editor to Lapis Magazine

Audre-y - Co-founder and Chair, Achee which is creating the Achee Light Center in the West African Republic of Benin, and is supporting a school in Akim Anyinase village in Ghana

  • Valerie Gordon - 2001 Programme Coordinator, Regional Family Planning Initiative, Grenada; former Executive Officer, Grenada Ministry of Foreign Affairs


  • Patch Adams, MD - Executive Director, Gesundheit Institute
  • Gary Tomchuk - President, Awareness Marketing; Board Member, Ctr for Advancement in Cancer Education
  • Martha Crampton - Founder and Director, Canadian Institute of Psychosynthesis
  • Nitamo Montecucco - President, Villaggio Globale (Association for Science, Art and Consciousness); Professor, University of Milan Centro di Medicina Olistica e Psicosomatica
  • Don Schmall - Vice President, Consumers Health Freedom Coalition


  • Ben Quinto - Director of Global Youth Action Network
  • [[Joan Beisel - Director of United Youth International
  • Paul Mayer - Co-founder of the international youth leadership program Children of War
  • Tamara Weiss - New York Community Outreach Director, Youth Venture
  • Nina L. Meyerhof, Ed.D.- President, Children of the Earth, Inc.


  • Celeste Holm - Academy Award winning actress; Founder and President, Arts Horizons providing opportunities for youth in the arts
  • Lorin Hollander - Internationally acclaimed concert pianist and conductor; arts/community outreach advocate; youth mentor trainer; and lecturer on human consciousness and creativity, transpersonal psychology, transformational education and mentoring, spiritual and personal growth, and integral health.
  • Peter Gabel - Associate Editor, Tikkun Magazine, Director, The Institute for Spirituality and Politics, New College of California
  • Michael Gosney - Digital media pioneer; Founder, Digital Be-In; Director, Paradox Conference at Arcosanti
  • Gillian Wright - Chief executive, Global Vision Network, U.K.
  • Jack Urbont - Emmy Award composer, "Lorne Greene's New Wilderness"; Distributor, "Endangered Wildlife Collection" educational toys
  • Jody Gray - Music Producer, "Earth Voice"
  • Andrew Aaron - Production Coordinator, Arts and Media Task Force of The Foundation for Ethics and Meaning
  • Peter H. Rosen - founder; Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services (V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media) and Creativity Cafe; a "New School for the Next Millennium"


Web: http://www.wetheworld.org or http://we.net/

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  1. We, the World About, organizational web page, accessed May 5, 2012.
  2. We, the World Team, organizational web page, accessed May 5, 2012.