The New Vision Interspiritual Seminary is a member of the Non Governmental Organization (NGO) the Committee of Spirituality Values and Global Concerns at the United Nations in New York (CSVGC-NY).
The CSVGC-NY is a committee made up of members of many different NGOs. While the purpose of the committee may be found on the website in the vision and mission statements, this part of the statement, we believe, sums up the direction of the committee.
“The Committee aims to integrate spirituality and values into all areas of the United Nations agenda and of public policy. We aspire to support the spiritual principles, global ethics and universal values such as respect, justice, peace, dignity, freedom, responsibility and cooperation, that underlie the work of the United Nations as reflected in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
Within the committee are many working groups, each dedicated to bringing to fruition one goal which supports the stated purpose of the United Nations. In October (anniversary month of the founding of the UN), the CSVGC-NY presents a Week of Spirituality and Global Concerns when each of the working groups showcase the work they have been doing to further the goals of the UN. Students and graduates of NVIS have the opportunity to work as volunteers with individual working groups or with the overseeing CSVGC-NY committee Chair person.
Our CEO, Rabbi Roger Ross, is on the staff of the CSVGC and the work he has done at the UN has given us entre to the United Religious Initiative (URI), the Committee of Religious NGOs, the World Peace Prayer Society and many working groups all focused on the overriding goal of The Culture of Peace.
Students and Alumni will have the opportunity to participate and have the chance to network with various other NGOs and committees and, in some cases, contribute to the work being done by those various organizations on a world scale.
If you are a new Student or Alumni, and you are interested in being part of volunteer corps that assists the various groups working at the UN, please send Rabbi Ross an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with all of your contact information, and, as possibilities arise, you’ll be offered an opportunity to be part of this very necessary work.
For further information please call 914-345-2043