Explore Our Two Main Topics

Our Vision

By integrating the wisdom of the timeless philosophical and ethical traditions, new frontiers in scientific research, and insights gained and validated through lived experiences from across the globe, we can help to usher humanity into an era of universal enlightenment to enhance true human flourishing.

Our Mission

The UEF’s work focuses on the research and dissemination of ideas around human flourishing and religious literacy.
We will make this happen by bridging silos of knowledge and wisdom across time, geography, religion and culture.
Through writing, research and collaborating with other like-minded organizations, we are dedicated to facilitating the preservation and integration of human knowledge - and to maximizing human flourishing.
Our key insight is that we can truly flourish simply by engaging in Love, Learn and Play in everything that we do.

About Us

Knowledge acquired by human beings has been increasing at an exponential rate for over a century. However, we have yet to make commensurate progress in human flourishing. This is because knowledge has been getting increasingly fragmented and sits mostly in silos. The UEF believes that if we can integrate knowledge across the silos of time, civilizations, geographies and academic disciplines of social and physical sciences, without any pride of ownership, and make this integrated knowledge available  to the masses, we can create a second and truer enlightenment which will lead to true human flourishing. The Internet has enabled us to communicate with a global audience and has provided us a historic opportunity to disseminate our insights into human flourishing to a very wide audience. Our messages are very relevant, as an increasing number of people are getting disenchanted with traditional and modern religions (capitalism, consumerism, post-modernism), and are looking to find new paradigms for finding meaning in life. We at UEF believe that our insights into flourishing will appeal to this audience. Besides insights from the UEF’s flourishing framework are compatible with all belief systems and are also highly relevant for people of all faiths.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing human flourishing, by ushering humanity into a new and universal enlightenment. Our approach is based on secular concepts, marrying ancient wisdom with findings of modern physical and social sciences

LOVE LEARN PLAY: by Lucy & La Mer for UEF

Los Angeles based artist Lucy & La Mer composed and recorded this original song, inspired by the core UEF concept that to flourish is to Love, Learn, and Play.
Accompanying video created by UEF. At the end of the day - did you love, did you learn, did you play?

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Our Team

Akhil Gupta

Founder and Director
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Allen Simon

Editorial Contributor
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Donald E Frederick

Editorial Contributor
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