Voices from the Edge
EnlightenNext and What Is Enlightenment? Magazine
Cambridge & Lenox, Massachusetts; New York, New York; and London, England
With wide-ranging outreach to the general public, the Voices from the Edge network provides opportunities for public lectures, roundtable discussions, learning symposia, workshops, conferences, discussion forums, and advanced reading groups for the readers of What Is Enlightenment? Magazine (with readership of over 75,000 worldwide) and members of locally based organizations in four geographical regions. Topics explored include a multitude of faith perspectives on subjects such as evolutionary models, human evolution and the future; contemporary studies on meditation and the brain; theories of everything; bio-technology; myth and modern science; natural selection; scientific views of the nature of consciousness; and spiritual evolution. Each center within the network of learning centers of the Voices program develops its own unique programming, while sharing their inquiries and developing programs with other member groups and with societies within the LSI network as a whole. Supported by a strong advertising and publicity campaign, the series also offers audio recordings of events, and an Internet Learning Center to keep membership engaged and promotes further outreach. Outreach and advertising plans also include the pursuit of radio interviews for speakers prior to each event. By partnering with other organizations such as the Fetzer Institute, Generon Consulting and The Graduate Institute the program continues to build networking capacities for the long-term, well beyond the three-years of LSI granting. Matching funds are provided by private donation.