5th Spirit of Humanity Forum

Towards a Loving World

Leadership and Governance for Well-Being

Resetting the Compass towards core-human values

The Little Spirit of Humanity Film Festival

Welcome to watch the films

You can also find the Little Spirit of Humanity Film Festival in the virtual venue, organised in collaboration with the Reykjavik International Film Festival. It is a beautiful collection of documentaries showing concrete examples of love in action. We can all be the change we are dreaming of and inspire change in the world. Everything starts from inside and from where we are standing. Do not wait for others to create a positive change. Just start.


The virtual venue is now open

Welcome to watch the whole Forum

French, Spanish and English

To create the Forum online, we had to set up a virtual venue. This venue is now opened up to anyone who wants to visit and explore the rich and inspiring material from the 5th SoH Forum.

5th SoH Forum 2021 – Workshops

As we continue to explore our current theme, 'Towards a Loving World, Leadership and Governance for Well-Being', we are delighted to offer a new chance to participate in workshops held at the 5th SoH Forum in June 2021 as well as new additions.

Tuesday 14 December at 16.00-17.30 GMT

The Heartful Leader

Leading and working from the heart = wellbeing + compassion + integration

This workshop is designed to help leaders and changemakers access and integrate the infinite resources of their hearts. These heart-based resources promote clarity of mind and the ability to be present in each moment, enabling better decision making and increasing self-compassion and compassion for others. Simple techniques will show us how to reduce stress, improve overall health and wellbeing, clear the mind's clutter, and let go of negative and unhealthy habits which hold us back.

Enjoy a profound, experiential workshop with time for reflection and interaction.

Facilitated by Dr Hester O'Connor and Judith Nelson.


Dr Hester O Connor

As we emerge from the Global pandemic this is a crucial time for leaders to embrace the importance of what it means to have the courage to soften and to face the changes we need to make in order to build a more humane and compassionate world for ourselves, for colleagues and for our communities. It is a time to listen and live from within the beauty of our own hearts.

Judith Nelson

The ability to lead, love, and help others, starts within each of us. Just as we should put on our own oxygen mask before helping others, a good leader needs the skills, time, and space, to look after themselves and plan for a better world and future. The Forum provides this beneficial space, developing the inner resources and finest qualities needed for exceptional leadership in today's world.

Reflections from the 5th SoH Forum

In her opening address, the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir spoke of the Wellbeing economy Countries of which Iceland is a founding member:

“It is my steadfast view that the wellbeing economy and its wide ranging values, where people’s needs are made central, should be our guiding light to a more equal and sustainable future ...I wish you a good conference”.

In his welcome, as host of the Forum, the Mayor of Reykjavik Dagur B. Eggertssonreminded us that,

“It is the 5th time that Reykjavik has hosted the Spirit of Humanity Forum since it was launched and I am extremely proud, as Mayor of the City, to be their host, because the City of Reykjavik has officially put its heart on peace and human rights issues, and we see it as the core of our local and international policies and programmes”.

Every Friday at 11.00am GMT

Join us in this simple spiritual practice, to empower yourself and help shift human consciousness towards core human values.

For a group of leaders and change-makers to be in a safe space to express their inner feelings and, in particular, speak of the part that love can and does play in their lives and in the world, is a precious gift.

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