by Prof. Kusumita P. Pedersen

Printed in the journal
September 2010


Many may think of the United Nations mainly as the secular arena of political strife, but the World Organization has a spiritual dimension which, although it is often not visible to the general public, is intrinsic to its purposes. This essay describes the work of the philosopher, poet, humanitarian, and peace-server Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) at the United Nations, a work that was devoted to bringing to the fore, fostering and articulating this spiritual dimension. Sri Chinmoy saw the United Nations not merely as a political institution but as “the Heart-Home of the World-Body” and the focal point of an emerging “world-oneness.” Read more at Wiley Online Library