"We all have within us a center of stillness surrounded by silence. This house, dedicated to work and debate in the service of peace, should have one room dedicated to silence in the outward sense and stillness in the inner sense."
(Dag Hammarskjöld, from his dedication of the UN Meditation Room)

Next Meeting

The Spiritual Caucus supports the aims of the United Nations as expressed in the Preamble to the UN Charter.

We seek to balance and strengthen the endeavors of the UN system and its affiliates with inner reflection and stillness.

We meet from October to June at the UN Headquarters to spend time together in silent reflection, share our insights, and explore ways of using this inner focus to serve the highest potential of the UN.

Anyone interested in supporting the UN in this way is welcome to join us.

We invite groups and individuals who cannot be with us in person to connect with us in silence on the first and third Thursday of the month.

Next meeting:

  January 21
1.30 - 2.45 pm
Conference Room, DPI-NGO Resource Center,
801 UN Plaza (45th St and 1st Avenue - entrance on 45th Street), 2nd floor
New York, NY
grounds pass needed - visitors without a pass please send us an email a week ahead of the meeting.

The Spiritual Caucus meets from September to June on the third Thursday of the month from 1:15 - 2:30 pm in the UN. A valid UN grounds pass is required to attend certain meetings.  During each meeting, 30 minutes are spent in silent reflection.
Meetings for 2015-16: September 17 ; October 15; November 19; December 17; January 21 2016; February 18; March 17; April 21; May 19; June 16
Special Meetings:

Spiritual Caucus at the United Nations


Sharon Deep
Operation Peace Through Unity

Frances Edwards
Findhorn Foundation

John Clausen
Gaia Education

Martha Gallahue
National Service Conference of the American Ethical Union

Michael Johnson
Pathways to Peace

Audrey Kitagawa
United Religions Initiative at the United Nations

Steve Nation
World Goodwill

Nancy Roof
Kosmos Associates

Iris Spellings
Operation Peace through Unity

Tara Stuart
Kosmos Associates

Barbara Valocore
Lifebridge Foundation

Diane Williams
Source of Synergy Foundation

The Spiritual Caucus is a caucus of NGO's associated with the United Nations. Council members and co-convenors of the Spiritual Caucus at the United Nations serve as unpaid volunteers.

Spiritual Caucus at the United Nations
Secretariat Office:   165 West 95th Street, One Med South, New York, NY 10025  USA


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Download a folder from the Spiritual Caucus: Silence at the United Nations including sections on 'Why Silence at the United Nations?' and 'Bring the United Nations into Your Silence'.