The New Thought movement started more than a century ago, as people saw that spiritual truth is found in many religions and is not a closed book. It is a loose association of denominations such as Unity and Centers for Spiritual Living. It embraces diverse writings, such as Rumi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and Eckhart Tolle.
BANTER was formed in 2017 in the East Bay, with the eventual vision of including the whole Bay Area. Its founding members were
East Bay CRS
Heart and Soul
Home of Truth
Unity of Walnut Creek
Unity of San Leandro
Our mission is to deepen the connection within the broader New Thought community throughout the Bay Area, heightening awareness that we are at the heart of a worldwide shift in spirituality, and are building the sense of community at a broader level.