Sunday, December 20, 2009
Walter Semkiw MD, is the author of the Return of the Revolutionaries: The Case for Reincarnation and Soul Groups Reunited, published in the United States, and Born Again, published in India, Indonesia and Serbia. When the Indian version of Born Again was published, Walter appeared on Newsweek.com. Walter has had another book, Origin of the Soul and the Purpose of Reincarnation, which is available in India and the US.
Walter has served on the Board of Directors of the International
Association for Regression Research and Therapies (IARRT) and the
Intuition Network. Walter has founded the Institute for the Integration of Science, Intuition and Spirit (IISIS), which is dedicated to researching reincarnation and related phenomena scientifically. IISIS serves as a resource to archive, study and publish reincarnation cases. In addition, avenues to prove reincarnation though biochemical or biophysical means, such as DNA analysis, will be explored. IISIS also promotes the social transformation that objective evidence of reincarnation will bring.
“If 70 years ago the German people knew that one could be born Jewish in one lifetime and Christian in another, then the Holocaust could never have happened.” - W. Semkiw
The Reverend Will Scott was raised by a teacher and a social worker in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and became fascinated with San Francisco after discovering Beat poetry in high school. Will graduated from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2000, during which he also studied in India, Tibet and Nepal. Will entered Virginia Theological Seminary in 2001. His seminary fieldwork site, the ecumenical Church of the Savior in Washington, DC, still inspires him. Will came to Grace Cathedral following two years as Associate Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in McLean, Virginia. This spring, as part of his role at Grace Cathedral, Will was invited to serve
St. Cyprian’s as Cathedral Missioner.
Will’s work at Grace Cathedral includes facilitating group discussions and organizing public events focused on the church’s witness for peace and justice. He helped found Dinner with Grace, a growing ministry in the Tenderloin. Will is also a regular at the Cathedral’s Sunday at Six contemplative service.
Paul Andrews is the Executive Producer of Improbable Pairs, a film about people making peace in the face of extraordinary odds.
Between 1996 and 2000, Mr. Andrews was part of the founding staff of the United Religions Intiaitive, a global interfaith organization. During that time, he was the manager of the organization’s annual global conferences, and managed the 72 Hours Program, a coordinated social action program involving over 300 projects in 60 countries.
Along the way, Mr. Andrews has also been a carpenter, cabinetmaker, choral conductor and teacher. He graduated from Yale University in 1970 with a degree in Political Science.