Sande Hart is an award-winning leader in the fields of women’s empowerment and interfaith community building. She founded the women’s interfaith grassroots international organization S.A.R.A.H. (The Spiritual And Religious Alliance for Hope) the morning of 911, an instinct to gather women of diverse faiths to protect all that they consider sacred, now in its 19th year.
Sande is actively engaged in leadership in the peace, interfaith, compassion, indigenous peoples, community building and women’s empowerment sectors. She founded and served as director for the international organization Charter For Compassion’s Women and Girls sector, served as Chair for the United Religions Initiative for North America and the Women’s Task Force for The Parliament of World’s Religions. She is also the Founder of Compassionate California, which recently became established into law by the governor’s office as the first Compassionate State in the world.
Sande has conducted countless workshops and produced major and smaller events in more than seven countries, presented on panels in universities, global and local organizations, and city and state level institutions including a historic project at a women’s prison. She has also had the honor of offering keynote addresses and currently presents regularly on podcasts and social media webinar platforms.
Sande is currently being inducted into the Women’s Oral History Archives for Claremont Colleges in California.
Above all, Sande is a mother, grandmother, wife, aunt, and sister from the steep seaside cliffs in Southern California.
Her book The Liminal Odyssey, Alchemizing The Spaces In-Between is due to be launched in early 2022.