May 26, Friday
11:30 – 13:30
Budapest (CEST)

Catalyzing Coherence as a Movement of Movements

IEC Conference: 2023

As thousands of societal movements around the world increasingly recognize their interdependence and attempt to cooperate, how can Integral consciousness become a force of coherence and collaborative, movement-based action?

Let’s explore how large societal movements like the environmental movement, the human rights movement, the social justice movement, economic reform movements, and the international peace movement are currently tending toward fragmentation and beginning to realize their interdependence, transcend their differences, and cohere into collaborative action. Then, let’s consider how their sub-movements (e.g., climate action, regenerative agriculture, refugee rights, racial justice, alternative currencies) express similar tendencies and opportunities.

Are second-tier leadership capacities and movements like the Integral community especially capable of catalyzing more coherence across and within our movements? How can each of our movements consciously participate as co-creative holons in a unified expression of planetary awakening — a movement of movements?

EWALD, Masen

United States

Masen Ewald is a social entrepreneur, facilitator of spiritual practice and compassion, and Executive Director of A New Republic of the Heart, which educates and connects change agents in over 20 countries. He is dedicated to the emergence of heart-centered leadership that values inner development, compassionate relating, and collaborative action.

Masen is a certified Facilitator of Applied Compassion via Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, co-creator of the State of Emergence podcast, a volunteer at Poor People’s Campaign and Climate Reality Leadership Corps, and co-author of The Holomovement: Embracing Our Highest Purpose (2023). He speaks publicly about the emerging field of “communities of practice” and the potential for greater collaboration across social movements and initiatives.