Spirituality & Peace Sunday: Changing the Narrative, Creating a New Story for a Peaceful & Sustainable World
The people of the planet currently have distinctly different stories that guide them. Stories developed when they were separated by geography, culture, race, or religion. What we need now is a new story. A story that reflects the truth of the world we live in. A story that includes everyone and everything as one global family. A story that everyone can live by which leads to a peaceful and sustainable world.
Ven. Rev. Patrick McCollum is an internationally recognized spiritual leader whose work toward human rights, social justice, and equality for all religions and spiritual traditions, transcends cultural, religious, and political barriers. Rev. McCollum received the Mahatma Gandhi Award in 2010. He was also named as a World Inner Peace Ambassador by Thai Buddhists. Rev. McCollum served as an advisor for the United States Commission on Civil rights and serves as Development Director for the United Nations NGO, Children of the Earth. He serves as the Minority Faith Issues Chair, for the American Correctional Chaplains Association, and as Founder and Co-Chair of the National Correctional Chaplaincy Directors Association. Rev. McCollum founded The Patrick McCollum Foundation, a non-profit organization promoting a sacred planetary vision that respects religious diversity and advances progress toward equality, human rights, equality for women, and world peace. In 2012, Ven. Rev. McCollum performed an opening blessing for 100 million attendees at the worlds largest spiritual gathering, the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad India. Ven. Rev. McCollum was recently recognized as a Saint in India and other countries and speaks worldwide on creating a new narrative for all humanity, one that everyone can live by.