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CENTERS FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING CONFERS
SPIRITUAL HERO AWARD ON SHARIFF ABDULLAH

GOLDEN, CO (November 29, 2016) The Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) has honored Shariff Abdullah, J.D., with its prestigious Spiritual Hero award. The presentation of the award will be announced in the December issue of Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine.

Abdullah is a consultant and advocate for societal transformation. His mission is to bring dysfunctional systems and structures into alignment with our common human and spiritual values to create a world that works for all living things. His work as director of Commonway Institute allows him to travel the world and work to create harmony in conditions of actual or potential conflict and discord.

“Some of the reasons Shariff was selected for this honor include his lifelong commitment to peace and creating a world that works for all, and the results from his work with people from all walks of life around the world,” said Science of Mind Publisher Dr. David S. Goldberg.

CSL has only one criteria for its Spiritual Hero: that the person does not identify as a Religious Scientist. “This is our way of acknowledging that we are all One,” Goldberg says, “and that there are many people from many faith traditions doing good work in the world.”

“When I first heard that I was receiving this recognition from Science of Mind magazine,” Abdullah said, “My thoughts went to the people before me who have worked to transform our world — the women and men who have struggled and sacrificed to bring our highest spiritual and human values into the arena of our daily living.

“The path to freedom does not lie in denying it to others. The path to peace does not lie in disrupting it for others. The path to true abundance does not involve stealing it from others. The path to an authentic society lies in seeing . . . ONE,” Abdullah added.

Past recipients of the CSL Spiritual Hero award include: Wayne Dyer, Oprah Winfrey, Bishop Yvette Flunder, Maya Angelou and Arun Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi's grandson), among many others.

Based in Golden, CO, Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries, teaching a New Thought philosophy through the study and practice of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science®. The organization honors all spiritual paths and lifestyles. For more information, visit: www.CSL.org.

CSL also publishes Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine, a monthly publication that that empowers readers with tools to create a better, happier and more satisfying life. Every issue features thought-provoking articles with today’s most influential New Thought leaders such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, Mitch Horowitz, don Miguel Ruiz and Christiane Northrup. Plus there are daily guides, smart ideas and useful tips to help awaken a life you love. Visit: www.ScienceOfMind.com.

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Lori Ella Miller, Marketing Manager
Centers for Spiritual Living
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THREE RENOWNED ERNEST HOLMES BOOKS

NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH

GOLDEN, CO (November 3, 2016) – Centers for Spiritual Living (CSL) and Science of Mind Publishing are proud to announce the release of four new Ernest Holmes books that have been translated and published in Spanish. The books, which are available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle e-book versions, are: ¿Podemos Hablar Con Dios? (Can We Talk to God?); Este Algo Llamado Tú (This Thing Called You); Como Usar la Ciencia de la Mente (How to Use the Science of Mind; and Lo Esencial de Ernest Holmes (The Essential Ernest Holmes).

These books will also be available in many of the 400 CSL Centers and communities worldwide. The newly released translated books join a growing number of other volumes written by Ernest Holmes that are available in Spanish. The view the entire catalogue and to link to any or all of the Spanish Holmes books, visit the CSL Global Services website at: http://globalservices.csl.org/science-of-mind-resources/translations.html?id=162.

“The collective writings of founder Ernest Holmes are at the heart of everything we do at CSL, from our transformative education programs to our international spiritual outreach,” said Mark Gilbert, Manager of CSL Global Services. “We are so pleased to be able to translate these four very popular books and make them available to Spanish-speaking individuals in the U.S. and abroad.”

Based in Golden, CO, Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries, teaching a New Thought philosophy through the study and practice of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science®. The organization honors all spiritual paths and lifestyles. For more information, visit: www.CSL.org.

Science of Mind Publishing, Park Point Press and Spiritual Living Press -The book publishing arm of Science of Mind, these various imprints preserve and present the work of Dr. Ernest Holmes and expand the philosophy’s reach through various retail outlets, online and in bookstores worldwide. Park Point Press works with individual, like-minded authors to make reality their dream of sharing their unique books. For more information, visit www.ScienceOfMind.com/Publish-Your-Book or www.ScienceOfMind.com/Shop.

CSL also publishes Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine, a monthly publication that that empowers readers with tools to create a better, happier and more satisfying life. Every issue features thought-provoking articles with today’s most influential New Thought leaders such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, Mitch Horowitz, don Miguel Ruiz and Christiane Northrup. Plus daily guides, smart ideas and useful tips to help awaken a life you love. Visit: www.ScienceOfMind.com.

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Centers for Spiritual Living
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CENTERS FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING NAMESSTEVE BURTON AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

GOLDEN, CO (June 1, 2016) – Centers for Spiritual Living has announced the promotion of Steve Burton to the newly created position of Executive Director for the global non-profit. Based in Golden, CO, Centers for Spiritual Living™ (CSL) is a global community comprised of 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries.

Burton served as the Director of Operations for CSL since joining the organization in 2008. As he steps into the newly established role of Executive Director, Burton will spearhead and streamline the organization’s global priorities and execute an integrated CSL Strategic Plan.

He will also be responsible for the overall program planning, policy development, fiscal management, administration and operation of all Centers for Spiritual Living functions, activities and programs. The Executive Director position reports to the Leadership Council and is supervised by the Chair of the Leadership Council.

“Centers for Spiritual Living is poised for tremendous progress and expansion in the next three to five years,” said Rev. David Alexander, Chair of the CSL Leadership Council. “This is our organization’s first Executive Director, and Steve steps into this newly created position with passion and commitment. He will spearhead our efforts to spread the teaching of Science of Mind across the globe and support our vision of creating a world that works for all.”

Prior to joining CSL, Burton was an entrepreneur and owned and operated several successful businesses, created a political consulting firm and developed various commercial properties in Colorado.

Burton is active in the community and currently serves on the board of the Early College in Arvada. He worked with many local non-profits and served on several boards, including the Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence. He resides in Arvada, with his wife Rev. Dr. Judy Morley and his daughter Cleo.

Based in Golden, CO, Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries, teaching a New Thought philosophy through the study and practice of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science®. The organization honors all spiritual paths and lifestyles. For more information, visit: www.CSL.org .

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Paula Langguth Ryan, NTC-TV; 720-539-6098

Leading New Thought Magazine Joins Forces with Streaming Television Channel
to Create Dynamic Exposure and Content for Their Audiences

GOLDEN, CO – What happens when you combine a 90-year old magazine with the revolutionary technology of streaming television? Another page of history is written!

Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine (SoM) and the New Thought Channel (NTC-TV) have joined forces to provide some of the magazine’s extensive content to television viewers worldwide.

“We look forward to providing our tens of thousands of subscribers and readers another way to access the depth and breadth of spiritually-themed information that we’ve been offering for decades,” said Rev. David Goldberg, Publisher of Science of Mind magazine. “When Ernest Holmes wrote the first edition of our magazine in 1927, his vision was for us to continue to be ‘open at the top’ and include new ways for people to access ideas to support their spiritual growth, and this is a great way for us to do that while remaining firmly grounded in our principle of Oneness.”

New Thought Channel is a central location on your television where you can watch weekly lessons from spiritual leaders, enjoy music from your favorite musicians, learn from seminars, be enlightened by talk shows, hear popular audio shows, and much more. A gathering place for the spiritually open-minded, NTC-TV is currently streaming on Roku and Amazon Fire TV media players and will soon be available on Apple TV as well.

“I’m so excited by this partnership with Science of Mind magazine. Together, we are providing inspirational and New Thought audiences with increasingly beneficial programming throughout the world. They are amazing partners,” says NTC-TV President and Executive Producer Jim Lefter. “Rev. David and Science of Mind magazine join our growing list of esteemed contributors, including Dr. Roger Teel, Rev. Temple Hayes, Rev. David Bruner, Dr. Moira Foxe and Rev. Brian Akers, among many others.”

Each month, Guide for Spiritual Living: Science of Mind magazine inspires readers to create happier, richer and more satisfying lives by using practical, spiritual principles. It is available at Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores and comes in both print and digital formats. Join the magazine’s online community of almost 500,000 by “liking” Science of Mind magazine on Facebook. The magazine is published by Centers for Spiritual Living in Golden, Colorado. Visit www.ScienceOfMind.com for more information.

The New Thought Channel is a globally-televised streaming resource for the “spiritual but not religious,” as well as those who enjoy New Thought principles, to view inspirational, positive television content. Contributors include spiritual and thought leaders under the banner of Progressive Spirituality, Centers for Spiritual Living (Religious Science), Unity, A Course in Miracles and other New Thought denominations. Add New Thought Channel to your Roku or Amazon Fire TV line-up. And join our online community by “liking” New Thought Channel on Facebook. You can learn more at www.NewThoughtChannel.com.

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Lori Ella Miller, Marketing Manager
Centers for Spiritual Living
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Ph: (720) 279-1624

CENTERS FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING™ AND SCIENCE OF MIND MAGAZINE
SPONSOR ILLUMINATE FILM FESTIVAL

Golden, CO (March 29, 2016) – Centers for Spiritual Living™ and Science of Mind Magazine have signed on as Principal Presenting Sponsors for the 3rd Annual Illuminate Film Festival, the 22-film mind-body-spirit festival being held June 1-5 in Sedona, AZ.

Science of Mind Magazine’s May issue will also feature a cover story on Illuminate and “The Connected Universe,” one of the conscious films making its festival world premiere.

“We are excited to have this chance to partner with the Illuminate Film Festival on this important event that will inspire and uplift our global consciousness,” said David Goldberg, publisher of Science of Mind magazine and Science of Mind Publishing. “This festival will present empowering films and messages by filmmakers and story tellers from around the globe.”

The 3rd annual Illuminate Film Festival, which was featured on the Huffington Post’s prestigious Top 24 Film Festivals to Revitalize Your Soul in 2016, will encompass at least seven world premieres, two sneak peeks and newly added focuses on family film, episodic web content, and a line-up of films under the theme, Social Issues, Conscious Solutions.

“In just three short years, we’re proud to have become an industry leader in the conscious cinema movement,” said Illuminate Film Festival Executive Director Danette Wolpert. “After all, the power of story is arguably the single-most affecting tool we have at our fingertips to shape the human experience. Filmmakers, now on the frontier of a global conscious shift, are speaking with their cameras, and Illuminate provides these brilliant visionary filmmakers of our time a vehicle to enlighten our world.”

Based in Golden, CO, Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries, teaching a New Thought philosophy through the study and practice of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science®. The organization honors all spiritual paths and lifestyles. For more information, visit: www.CSL.org.

Science of Mind Magazine - A guide to spiritual living that empowers you with tools to create a better, happier and more satisfying life. Every issue features thought-provoking articles with today’s most influential New Thought leaders such as Eckhart Tolle, Elizabeth Gilbert, Jean Houston, Ram Dass and the Dalai Lama. Plus daily guides, smart ideas and useful tips to help awaken a life you love. To learn more, visit: www.ScienceOfMind.com.

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CENTERS FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING’S  SPIRITUAL LEADER DR. KENN GORDON
JOINS NEW THOUGHT LEADERS FOR DISCUSSION ON
“S PIRITUALIT Y  FOR  T HE  21 ST  CENTURY”

When: Friday, October 16th; 2:00-3:30pm

Where: The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT Convention Center – Ex Hall 2

This panel discussion will explore New Thought’s uniquely American contributions to the world body of religious thought. As a presenter, Dr. Kenn Gordon will be joined by other Association of Global New Thought (AGNT) members and presenters:

  • Dr. Roger Teel -  Senior Minister and Spiritual Director of Mile Hi Church, Denver, CO
  • Rev. Wendy Craig Purcell - Spiritual Leader, Founder and CEO of The Unity Center in San Diego, CA
  • Rev. Temple Hayes - Spiritual leader at Unity Campus, St. Petersburg, FL

Moderated by Michael Bernard Beckwith, AGNT President and Founder of Agape International

Spiritual Center, the panel will be speaking about how underlying spiritual principles inspire shifts in consciousness, transform negative conditions and create positive change around the world.

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Parliament of the World’s Religions attendees can stop by the New Thought Booth (Booth Number 927) and pick up a free copy of October’s Science of Mind magazine, featuring a cover story on His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

About Centers for Spiritual Living ™: Founded in 1927 by Dr. Ernest Holmes, the nonprofit is dedicated to helping individuals learn how to use spiritual principles and develop a direct relationship with God. There are over 350 Centers for Spiritual Living around the world that teach the philosophy called Science of Mind ®. This spiritual teaching draws on the wisdom of the ages and New Thought principles to promote awakening and personal growth. It holds that all life is sacred and that each human being is an expression of God. The organization honors all spiritual paths and lifestyles. www.CSL.org

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A Message from Dr. Kenn Gordon
Interfaith Sunday October 4, 2015

Interfaith Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and Oneness. It is an occasion to promote your Center holistically to a community that welcomes inclusivity, and honors all paths. As Centers for Spiritual Living, we are beautifully suited to do interfaith work because we live and teach Oneness. 

We invite you, our colleagues along with your congregations, to embrace and participate in Interfaith Sunday 2015.

Here are a few easy ways to participate.

  • In your Sunday message, talk about the various ways different religions practice The Golden Rule.
  • Incorporate a practice from another faith tradition into your Sunday Service.
  • Invite a guest speaker to speak about their faith or culture.
  • Include music from different cultures.
  • Have an interfaith panel discussion of 3 to 5 people.
  • The panel may be your congregants who have come to Science of Mind from a different tradition.
  • Or your interfaith, intercultural friends.
  • Show an interfaith film after service.
  • Have the after service coffee hour feature international foods.
  • Showcase an interfaith intercultural reading during the service.

For more information, click on these links:

http://csl.org/pdf/sendout/interfaith_link.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3CCAt3-YTw&feature=youtu.be


 CENTERS FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING™
SUPPORTS SUPREME COURT DECISION AFFIRMING MARRIAGE EQUALITY FOR ALL

Golden, CO (June 26, 2015) -- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision when it ruled in support of same-sex marriage, and affirmed marriage equality for all. History has been made. This decision puts us one step closer to realizing the Centers for Spiritual Living’s vision of creating a world that works for all.

When we are all treated as equals, we are all free. In a world in which gay and lesbian couples live openly as our neighbors, as parents raising children and as loving and spiritual beings who contribute fully as members of our global community, it is simply untenable to suggest that they can be denied the right of equal participation in an institution of marriage. This decision by U.S. Supreme Court grants gay Americans all rights under the law, and the equal protection that they deserve.

Centers for Spiritual Living and Science of Mind communities have always embraced people of all walks of life, nationalities, faiths and sexual orientation. We celebrate and applaud this momentous moment in history.

"It's always a banner day when right prevails over wrong; justice over injustice and truth prevails over ignorance,” said Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader for Centers for Spiritual Living. “Today evolution took a step in the right direction. It is a victory for the LGBTQ community. It is a victory for us all."

About Centers for Spiritual Living ™: Founded in 1927 by Dr. Ernest Holmes, the nonprofit is dedicated to helping individuals learn how to use spiritual principles and develop a direct relationship with God. There are over 300 Centers for Spiritual Living around the world that teach Holmes’s philosophy called Science of Mind ®. This spiritual teaching draws on the wisdom of the ages and New Thought principles to promote awakening and personal growth. It holds that all life is sacred and that each human being is an expression of God. The organization honors all spiritual paths and lifestyles.www.CSL.org

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Spiritual living magazine SCIENCE OF MIND
names Bishop Yvette Flunder its 2015 Spiritual Hero

GOLDEN, Colo., Dec. 3, 2014 – Pentecostal Bishop Yvette Flunder’s radically inclusive ministry that focuses on social justice has led her to be named Spiritual Hero of 2015 by SCIENCE OF MIND, the spiritual living magazine.

Flunder preaches a gospel message with a social justice focus. “I believe that justice is the prophetic work we are all called to do,” says the bishop, who spoke at the White House on Dec. 1st, which marked the 26th World AIDS Day.

“My high calling is serving those on the margins of life,” Flunder says, and she thanks God that she is a self-described “misfit”: a same-gender loving African American with Native American roots.

“It is time for us to be able to see God and good in all things, especially those that divide us,” says Flunder.

Each year, SCIENCE OF MIND magazine, which was started by New Thought luminary Dr. Ernest Holmes in 1927, honors individuals whose work exemplifies the magazine’s mission: to awaken individuals to their spiritual magnificence and create a world that works for everyone.

“Bishop Yvette is a powerful leader who shows up authentically whether ministering to a person living with AIDS or speaking to thousands,” says Rev. David Goldberg, publisher of SCIENCE OF MIND. “Her spiritually is bigger than names and labels and her philosophy is Oneness."

Flunder joins the ranks of past SCIENCE OF MIND spiritual heroes, which include Dr. Maya Angelou, Oprah, Eckhart Tolle, Bono, Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay.

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About Science of Mind magazine: Founded in 1927 by Dr. Ernest Holmes, the magazine inspires readers to create happier, richer and more satisfying lives by using spiritual principles. The monthly publication has 60,000 subscribers around the world and a Facebook following of 279,000. It is available at Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores and comes in print and digital formats. www.ScienceOfMind.com.

About Centers for Spiritual Living ™: Founded in 1927 by Dr. Ernest Holmes, the nonprofit is dedicated to helping individuals learn how to use spiritual principles and develop a direct relationship with God. There are over 300 Centers for Spiritual Living around the world that teach Holmes’s philosophy called Science of Mind ®. This spiritual teaching draws on the wisdom of the ages and New Thought principles to promote awakening and personal growth. It holds that all life is sacred and that each human being is an expression of God. The organization honors all spiritual paths and lifestyles. www.CSL.org.


 CENTERS FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING™ TO SPONSOR FIRST
“AWAKENED WORLD FILM FESTIVAL”

SANTA BARBARA, May 27, 2014 – The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) announced today that Centers for Spiritual Living™, an international New Thought organization, will serve as the lead sponsor for AGNT’s first ever “Awakened World Film Festival Retreat,” being held in Santa Barbara, CA from October 27-30, 2014.

Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries, teaching a New Thought philosophy through the study and practice of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science®.

“We are excited to have this chance to partner with AGNT on this event that will inspire and uplift our global consciousness,” said Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader for Centers for Spiritual Living™. “This festival will present empowering films, music and messages by talented and spiritual by filmmakers and story tellers from around the globe.”

The “Awakened World International Film Festival Retreat” will present both an exciting line-up of cutting edge films, as well as interactive workshops that will guide participants from inspiration to transformative action in three streams: SPIRIT * SOCIETY * SELF. Headlining the festival are films featuring several Hollywood notables, including the documentary “A PLACE AT THE TABLE” starring Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, and “THE HUNGRY GHOSTS,” produced by Michael Imperioli of The Sopranos fame.

“Film, at its best, touches, moves and inspires us to be our best selves – and to make a difference in the world,” said Barbara Fields, Executive Director of AGNT. “We created this event to give a voice to those artists with a deep desire to inform, enlighten, and heal the wounds that prevent us from actively co-creating a better and more peaceful world.”

The film festival is being produced by The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), a non-profit organization with international outreach, is inaugurating the festival as an annual destination for conscious film enthusiasts.

Over four nights and three days, attendees will enjoy evening concerts and plenary sessions in Santa Barbara’s landmark Lobero Theater, and select from a daily menu of films and workshops taking place at three downtown viewing venues: the Lobero, Center Stage Theater, and Unity of Santa Barbara. Each session will begin with a brief contemplative practice guided by teachers from a diverse variety of spiritual traditions. After each film, a Q&A panel with filmmakers, actors, renowned teachers, directors or producers will take place followed by a facilitated workshop in which the audience, itself, will be invited into dialogue shaped by the film’s core concepts that inspire and transform us. Together we will explore strategic ways in which the messages of the film can be actively expressed and animated in our everyday lives. The wide variety of films offered will include both feature films and documentaries from around the world.

Early Bird Registration rates are available until June 30, 2014, as well as discounts for ministers and youth. For more information and a complete list of the films, visit: www.agnt.org

The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) is a 501c3 organization founded in 1998 to represent the leading edge of the New Thought lineage. Its constituent member churches among Unity, Religious Science, and non- denominational New Thought spiritual communities are called forth by a deep commitment to facilitate the principles and practices of nonviolence, social justice, and concern for the earth family. AGNT’s mission is to serve a worldwide network of spiritually-motivated activists committed to global healing through personal transformation, community-building, interfaith, intercultural, and interdisciplinary understanding, and compassionate action. All of our programs are designed to support concerned and informed citizens in their emerging role as ethically motivated community leaders.

Based in Golden, CO, Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries around the world. These communities teach a New Thought philosophy that brings religion and science together and offers spiritual tools to transform personal lives and help make the world a better place. This is done through the study and practice of Science of Mind®, also known as Religious Science®, which holds that all life is sacred—that each human being is an expression of God. We believe in Cause and Effect and teach that “It is done unto you as you believe.” In essence, an individual’s thinking and expectations create their reality. Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths - Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and others - are welcome in our communities. For more information, visit: www.csl.org.

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