Team & Collaborators
Meet our team of core collaborators.
Some are full-time, some are part-time, and some are some-time.
But all are 100% dedicated to our message and movement!
Ben Bowler is the Executive Director of UNITY EARTH, a global network building a worldwide movement for unity and peace. In 2006 he and his wife Jildou moved to Thailand to volunteer along the Thai-Burma border. In 2008 they founded Blood Foundation together, a NGO focusing on education projects. In 2008 Ben founded Monk for a Month in Chiang Mai offering men and women the opportunity to experience Thai temple life and temporary ordination.
In 2010, Ben launched Muslim for a Month in Turkey offering guests a first-hand experience of Turkish Islam and Sufism, underneath the spiritually inclusive banner of Rumi. A year later, he launched World Weavers, offering spiritual immersion programs in Tibetan India, Nepal, Cambodia and Ethiopia.
In October 2015, at the Parliament of World’ Religions, Ben launched 1GOD.com, an online platform aimed at countering religious fundamentalism, relativism and western materialism. Since then he has worked to build UNITY EARTH into a global platform that can support and empower the many grassroots movements working towards unity and peace in the world.
Rev. Deborah Moldow
Rev. Deborah Moldow is an ordained interfaith minister committed to assisting in the transformation of human consciousness. She is the founder of the Garden of Light, providing an online platform for the emerging global spirituality so that this community can become visible as a powerful force in uplifting the human spirit.
Deborah is Director of the Evolutionary Leaders circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundationthat brings together visionaries committed to the acceleration of the conscious evolution of humanity. She is a Vision Keeper at Unity.Earth and a co-facilitator of the Conscious Business Synergy Circle.
She served for more than 20 years as the Representative to the United Nations of May Peace Prevail on Earth International, with a special focus on the U.N. International Day of Peace, and has traveled the globe to conduct Peace Pole dedications and World Peace Flag Ceremonies sending peace to every nation. At the United Nations, she co-chaired the International Day of Peace NGO Committee and the Values Caucus, and founded the United Religions Initiative multi-faith cooperation circle. Rev. Deborah also led monthly Interfaith Sundays at the Chapel at Croton Falls in northern Westchester, NY.
She currently makes her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Adam Collett is an event producer, musician and Creative Director at UNITY EARTH. With 20 years of experience in events and venue management, design and technology, not-for-profit administration and more, Adam is dedicated to supporting initiatives with the potential to create peaceful co-existence between peoples while restoring healthy ecological and social systems across the globe.
Inspired by his father’s artistry and mother’s stories from the 1969 Woodstock Festival, Adam has been on a lifelong pursuit to inspire change through the creative arts and movement building. After 10 years in New York City he returned to his homeland of Australia, working closely with First Nations communities while supporting a wide range of youth, social enterprise, and community-building projects.
Adam is devoted to designing transformative experiences that have the power to make a positive impact on both personal and planetary levels, as well as accelerating the implementation of the solutions required to collectively meet the great challenges of our time.
Dr. Kurt Johnson
Dr. Kurt Johnson has worked in professional science and comparative religion over 40 years. A prominent figure on international committees, particularly at the United Nations, he is author of the influential book The Coming Interspiritual Age (2013) and two award-winning books in science: Nabokov’s Blues (2000) and Fine Lines (2015).
Kurt has served on the faculty of New York’s Interfaith Seminary for 12 years and, for 25 years was associated there with the American Museum of Natural History. In 2016 he became host for Unity.Earth’s Convergence radio series at VoiceAmerica, a series featuring global change-makers.
Kurt has a PhD in Evolution and Ecology and is author of over 200 scientific articles and seven books, along with further articles at Kosmos Journal, The Contemplative Journal, Evolution Institute, Integral Life with Ken Wilber and peace studies with Philip Hellmich of the SHIFT Network.
Kurt, a former monastic, is a member or founder of The Evolutionary Leaders, the international Contemplative Alliance, the Gaiafield and Subtle Activism Networks, the Self Care to Earth Care network, the UN NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, the NGO Forum 21 Institute, and the UN Committee for International Yoga Day, and is President of the Friends of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Irina spent over 15 years in fast-paced roles such as Rehabilitation Officer, Corporate Counsellor and Executive Assistant, and has two years of private practice counselling experience with a focus on couples counselling and women suffering abuse trauma.
In 2014, Irina hung her designer suits in the back of her wardrobe and replaced them with Yoga Pants! Her passion for yoga became her career. As well as running her own classes, she collaborates with physiotherapists, chiropractors, wellness and fitness centres. Implementing her skills of counselling and business management alongside yoga, she successfully runs yoga retreats for relaxation and rejuvenation of both, body and mind.
Irina holds a Yoga Teacher Diploma (HH Dip. Y.T.), Diploma in Professional Counselling and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
She joins UNITY EARTH’s team with an open heart, to assist in bringing a vision of Oneness into reality.
Yanni Maniates is the Global Projects Coordinator of UNITY EARTH and is part of UNITY EARTH’s Core Team. His work is primarily focused on the U Day India Festival 2019; The Road to 2020 USA “Caravan of Harmony;” and the UNITY EARTH Center’s Inner Awakening Program.
Yanni was the Director of a large, international, interfaith, ecumenical conference organization in the 80’s; Director of a medium sized book publishing house in NYC for 5 years; and built an interfaith seminary library of 100,000 volumes from scratch.
As well, Yanni has been teaching Meditation, Intuitive Development, Healing, Hermetic Wisdom, Ancient Mystery School and Metaphysical subjects for 30 years. His intention is to translate ancient wisdom teachings into modern, real-day, life skills.
The primary focus of his work is to help people experience the “still, small voice within” or as he prefers to call it, “The Embrace.”
He is the author of six Kindle books on Meditation and Intuition, three Meditation CDs and a myriad of courses. His personal website is: www.InsideOutJourneys.com
Marketing & Public Relations
Antoinette “Rootsdawtah” Hall is a skillful marketing and public relations expert. As a world-renowned Musical Minister in Pato Banton’s Spiritual Family and a social-spiritual activist she travels the globe promoting world peace and unity.
Antoinette has become very proactive in Global Outreach Ministry, which includes The Urantia Movement, U-Day Thailand, Parliament of the World’s Religions, 1GOD.com, Harvard Divinity School and recently, a presentation for the Convergence Gathering at the United Nations Chapel in New York. Antoinette’s Facebook spiritual communities also include, Minister Pato Banton, Urantia Aspirations, Ministers For Christ Michael, Urantia 101 for New Readers, and COEXIST! Her current musical works include “Thoughts of Paradise” Meditation CD, “The Words Of Christ”, “Words of Rastafari” and “Joyful and Happy”, the soundtrack featured in the spiritually motivated documentary “Return to Happiness”.
Her guest appearances include the Desmond Tutu’s Foundation celebrating his 85th birthday, LA Talk radio, Spiritual Unity and Diversity, International Women’s Day in Canada, and various worldwide Urantian gatherings and conferences.
Her most recently launched virtual community is Daughters of The Divine Mother, a rapidly growing group of international women united to share experiences, resources, information and sisterhood. Antoinette is an inspirational public speaker focused on uplifting women and enhancing their relationship to our Divine Mother throughout all cultures and religions.
Jeff Vander Clute
Consciousness-Based Strategy & Facilitation
Jeff Vander Clute is a facilitator of awakening to the direct experience of Unity and the ultimate foundation of one’s essential nature. He supports individuals, businesses, and whole organizational ecosystems on their journeys of development and transformation, helping each uniquely to operate from a place of inspired AWAKENESS.
Jeff has founded and worked with a range of organizations, from technology startups to social enterprises and nonprofits building movements for Compassion and Peace. In 2013, he co-founded Sourcing The Way, a coaching and consulting company from the awakened future.
Jeff is also an inventor of consciousness-based technologies for inspired decision making and an Evolutionary Leader committed to realizing global enlightenment and a healed Earth in this lifetime.