New Momentum for Human Unity is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 2006 to increase efforts for human unity. We are headquartered in Western Springs, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Our mission is to create a better life on and for this planet through the evolution of human consciousness and the transformation of human relationships, by encouraging mindfulness of our interconnection and by the power of selfless love.
Through films, books, meditation tools and events, New Momentum helps individuals and groups create inner shifts in awareness, perspective and motive. Our intention is that these shifts will lead to changes in the world, creating renewed and improved relationships with each other and the planet.
New Momentum’s logo is a symbol of the Energy at the center of the universe vibrating into new life.
THE FORMATIVE YEARS
New Momentum was begun by a group of friends – educators, artists, creative business administrators, writers and meditators – who are committed to help transform human life from violence, devastation and poverty to one of caring and peace.
Our founder, Francis Rothluebber heard about Auroville, an experimental city in Southern India founded on principles of shared leadership, sustainable development and new consciousness. Here, 2,000 people from 40 nations demonstrate what is possible when people commit to live together in unity beyond the boundaries of nation, religion and race that often separate us.
Francis was so intrigued, that she traveled from California with her dear friend,Joan Kaepplinger (now our Board Secretary), to get a first-hand experience. As a result of the trip, they were inspired to make a documentary film to tell the story of Auroville, the City of the Dawn.
Soon after, New Momentum for Human Unity was formed to support the fundraising and film production efforts of this amazing initial project. Since then, our energy has flowed into additional projects and events, all supporting and exploring the themes of human unity.