council of the spiritual caucus at the united nations

council convenor

About the Spiritual Caucus at the United nations

former council co-convenors

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 September 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 third Thursday of the month.

Regular Meeting for Silence will be held subjectively:
Thursday May 16, 2024 
2.00 to 3.15 PM


Following on from the coronavirus pandemic, physical meetings continue to be cancelled . All are invited to link for 30 minutes in mind and heart with a particular focus on supporting the UN wherever you are. Please write to if you would like to join a ZOOM call.

The Spiritual Caucus meets from September to June on the third Thursday of the month from 2:00 to 3:15 either at or near the UN Headquarters in New York. A valid UN grounds pass is necessary to attend some meetings. During the meeting thirty minutes are spent in silent reflection

Winter/Spring 2024 meetings:

January 18; February 15; March 21; April 18, May 16, June 20. 

Frances Edwards - Findhorn Foundation 

Adem Carroll - Justice for All

John Clausen - Gaia Education

Sharon Deep - Peace Through Unity

Martha Gallahue - United Religions Initiative at the United Nations

Steve Nation - World Goodwill

Nancy Roof - Kosmos Associates

Iris Spellings -
Peace Through Unity 

Tara Stuart -
Kosmos Associates 

Barbara Valocore -
Lifebridge Foundation 

Diane Williams -
Academy for Future Science 

John Clausen

Sharon Deep

Michael Johnson

Patrick McNamara - Founding Co-Convenor

Steve Nation

Nancy Roof - Founding Co-Convenor

Barbara Valocore


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

next meeting:

May 16; June 20


council members



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