From Global to Local: An Expansive Network Advances the United Nation’s Sustainable Agenda

Local communities, towns, cities, governments, and schools are being transformed across the nation. Behind the scenes, a system of “deep social networks,” consisting of “influencers,” “thought leaders,” and “social change agents,” are using their funds and connections to redesign public institutions with little public knowledge or input. The United Nation’s (UN) sustainable agenda is being propagated from global leaders to local leaders through backdoors, bypassing front-door checks and balances. Whether we like it or not, the sustainable agenda has been thrust upon us, and the global is becoming local.

 The Synergized Impact Network Exchange (SINE) represents one such network. Designed as a “collaborative community resource for refining our collective capacity to bring about transformative social change,” the network has over 100 members who have over 150 “social media assets.” Detailed in a presentation on their website, the network was created after founders, Jon Ramer and Chief Phil Lane Jr., met at the Seeds of Compassion with the Dalai Lama in 2008. Lane is the founder of Four Worlds International Institute, Chairman of the Compassion Games, and is connected to the United Religions Initiative. Ramer, creator of the Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest, serves on an advisory board for UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) and was an organizer of the International Youth Campaign for Kindness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SINE is operated, developed, and governed by Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest where “people around the world inspire one another to reveal and promote acts of compassion that better our lives, our communities, and all life on Earth.” It is sponsored, in part, by Parliament of the World’s Religions and the United Religions Initiative. The SINE Network includes a map devoted to the network of organizations participating in Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest.  

Many members of the SINE Network appear to be part of the UN’s spiritual agenda.  Shown in Alex Newman’s New American article titled, “The UN’s New World Religion,” the UN’s sustainable agenda and their spiritual agenda are intertwined, spirituality representing a necessary element for societal transformation. Newman states, “the agency partners with the Parliament of the World’s Religions and other UN backed groups working to unify the world’s religious movements under the UN banner.”

New Age spiritual organizations, the Shift Network and the Fetzer Institute are part of SINE’s Compassion Games network. The Shift Network’s courses include Magic Mushrooms and Telepathic Communication and Energy Healing with your Animals. According to SINE’s website, the Shift Network is not without influence. Shift is a:

“growing global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society, one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health, and prosperity…[They have] served more than 530,000 worldwide who are committed to shifting our world’s operating system.”

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) supporter, the Fetzer Institute, is also connected to SINE’s Compassion Games network. The Fetzer Institute is committed to creating a “spiritual foundation for a loving world.” To advance their cause, Fetzer funds many organizations around the nation, some with fundamentally opposing values. For example, in the past, Fetzer has approved grants to Christian organizations, such as the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Christianity Today, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. They have also provided funds for the Pride Network’s Gala and the LGBTQ National Task Force, and have contributed to UN SDG spiritual agenda organizations, such as the Parliament of the World’s Religions and the Religions for Peace. They have supported the Mind Life Institute, where the Dalai Lama is a founding member, the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), and the Compassion Games.

Like the SINE Network’s founders, SEL founder, Daniel Goleman, is also a follower of the Dalai Lama, even writing a book Force for Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World about his relationship with the spiritual leader. Since publishing his book, Emotional Intelligence in 1995, SEL has become prevalent in public and private schools around the world. The SINE Network has an entire category named “Mainstream SEL Campaign.” Organizations involved in the SINE SEL campaign include the Laszlo Institute, MGIEP, and Education Reimagined.

Ervin Laszlo founded the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. He is a member of the Club of Rome and the founder/president of the Club of Budapest. Deepak Chopra and the Dalai Lama are honorary members.  According to the Club’s website, it was developed due to a 1978 conversation between Aurelio Peccei, founder of the Club of Rome, and Ervin Laszlo who were “convinced that the enormous challenges to humanity [could] only be dealt with through the development of a cultural and cosmopolitan consciousness.” The aim of the Club is to “be a catalyst for the transformation to a sustainable world.” Affiliates of the Laszlo Institute include IONS, the SINE Network, the Shift Network, and Global Education Futures.

In Alex Newman’s article, “UN Pushes New Age Spirituality on Children With Neuroscience,” he states that “dominated by pagans, communists, New Agers, and fringe psychiatrists, the India-based UN institute [MGIEP] has global reach…[and is]a key vehicle for injecting occult ‘spirituality’ into classrooms worldwide, as called for in Chapter 36 of the UN’s Agenda 21 global plan for ‘sustainable development.’” At the end of the UNESCO paper, Rethinking Learning: Summary for Decision Makers Rethinking Education 2030, the ninth recommendation declares their intention to form a global collective on SEL to “organize a coalition of partners led by UNESCO to communicate the importance of SEL to parents and the public at large.” How many educators and parents are aware that SEL is a tool used to advance the UN’s sustainable/spiritual agenda?

Education Reimagined is a project of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. It has created a Movement Builder Network that includes “153 diverse regional and national leaders in the learner-centered education movement.” Education Reimagined has a list of global elite supporters, including Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bush Foundation, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. A William and Flora Hewlett foundation grant describes Education Reimagined as being:

 “at the center of nascent movement to redesign how learning is organized, supported, and credentialed… [supporting] an effort to enroll and convene a diverse set of influencers, spanning the public, charter, and after-school sectors, to establish a shared commitment to transforming our public education system to one capable of equitably and powerfully educating all children. (Substrategy: District Deep Dives and Networks)”

Also possessing widespread influence, the Council on Foundations, is part of the SINE’s Compassion Games Network. Creating a “philanthropic infrastructure,” the Council on Foundation “supports over 850 member organizations in the U.S. and around the world.” Those organizations are undoubtedly affiliated with hundreds, if not thousands, of other local organizations. The Council on Foundation’s supporters consist of a conglomeration of global elites like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and local organizations. Part of their work includes giving advice on “aligning” philanthropies with the SDGs. In a website video, they pronounce that “we have been working on the Sustainable Development Goals and supporting foundations and philanthropy to leverage this framework since they were first adopted in 2015.” Their website claims they plan to do so by working with “governments, civil society, and the private sector…to create a better society both in the U.S. and around the globe.”

 In a video discussion between David Gershon, the founder of the SINE Network organization, the Empowerment Institute, and New Age influencer Deepak Chopra, Chopra states:

“I’ve started looking at change coming about as a result of…self-organizing dynamic networks…love in action networks…and we can do it in the area of climate change, we can do it for radical poverty, we can do it for conflict resolution, we can do it for social justice, economic justice, everything that is wrong with the world, we can actually create a more peaceful, sustainable, just, and healthier world.”

The UN’s sustainable agenda is being advanced through “deep social networks” by those who seek a spiritual, economic, and cultural utopia. They are utopian idealists who ignore the dystopian consequences of their actions. Since 2016 over $222 billion dollars worldwide have been contributed by philanthropies and not-for-profits toward achieving the SDGs. This number does not include the amount supplied by corporations through Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) pressuring. Is the world better off today? In general, are people freer, safer, or more financially secure?  Is the environment cleaner? Are countries around the world more peaceful than they were a decade ago? Are our children hopeful about their future; are they doing well? Because of the potential connections, our local schools, civil organizations, not-for-profits, governments, and churches deserve greater scrutiny and more questions. What corporate sponsors and philanthropies are involved in their work? What organizations are associated with those organizations, and so on? Following the money will expose the sustainable/spiritual agenda networks so motivations and policies can be openly debated and adequately addressed.  

With the presence of powerful networks and billions of dollars in investments, it is becoming apparent that traditional political boundaries have been blurred. There is no right versus left, Republican versus Democrat, rather there are those who support the UN SDGs, those who unknowingly support the UN SDGs, and everyone else.,%20%23unify%2C%20%23unity-earth%2C%20%23the-hague-center%2C%20%23empowerment-institute

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