John Steiner is a networker, tranpsartisan activist and creative consultant with his wife and working partner, Margo King. He is one of the national leaders of the current effort to take the transpartisan to scale.
For decades he has been passionate about how we can heal across the divides in our country – political, economical, social and cultural — and globally. From 2004-2009 he helped organize Reuniting America, as it brought together conservative, moderate, liberal and progressive leaders of national organizations to engage in constructive dialogues and to prove that leaders with highly divergent views could and were actually eager to work together to find common ground solutions.
He was a founding board member of Search for Common Ground, a co-founder of the National Commons, a predecessor organization to the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution — http://www.convergencepolicy.org/ –on whose leadership council he serves. He was one of founders of the Social Venture Network, and the Threshold Foundation. He served as board chair of CDR Associates, formerly the Center for Dispute Resolution.
He currently works full time helping to build, catalyze and serve this emergent, transpartisan/bridge field as a co-founder and board member of the Bridge Alliance — http://www.bridgealliance.us/ — as co-leader of the Citizen Summit — http://mediatorsfoundation.org/citizens-summit/ — and as a board member of the Mediators Foundation and BridgeUSA — . https://www.bridgeusa.org/. He works closely in this arena with Mark Gerzon, author of The Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide and president of Mediators Foundation
John has long worked with Dr. Robert Fuller to help further the Dignity Movement — http://www.breakingranks.net/.
John is a graduate of Harvard College, class of ’65. He spent a year in Venezuela with Accion en Venezuela (like the Peace Corps). Studying city planning at Berkeley brought him out to California in 1966 and for twenty years thereafter. He has practiced Zen Buddhism at the Zen Mountain Center at Tassajara Hot Springs in California.
John and Margo have lived in Boulder, CO since 1986. Along with their grown children, Elizabeth King and Michael Steiner, they are trustees of the Steiner King Foundation and members of Impact Partners, which invests in social impact documentary films. Their work and life are animated by a long-term commitment to the timeless wisdom traditions and to planetary awakening.