"Metanexus is an invented word to designate a new way of thinking and being in the universe. "Metanexus" literally means "transcending connections" and "transformational networks." The approach is multi-perspectival and scientifically rigorous. Implied in the term is an epistemology, an ontology, and an ethics that understands process and relationship to be foundational in any coherent understanding of contemporary science and human history.
"Founded in 1997, the Metanexus Institute is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting scientifically rigorous and philosophically open-ended explorations of foundational questions. To fulfill its mandate, the organization supports the exchange of innovative ideas through conferences, salons, books, and its website. Our online magazine is committed to publishing scholars whose ability to synthesize knowledge in constructive and nuanced ways challenges our thinking and propels us forward into a healthy, just, and sustainable future." 
- William Grassie - Founder and Executive Director
- Edward J. Devinney, Jr. - President
- Ursula Goodenough
- Michele Demers
- Andrew Newberg, Varadaraja V. Raman, Andrew J. Petto, Antje Jackelén, George Ellis, J. Wentzel van Huyssteen, Joan D. Koss-Chioino, John F. Haught, Martin E. P. Seligman, Peter Hess, Ronald Cole-Turner, Solomon Katz, W. Mark Richardson, David Christian, Jack Edward "Jeb" Brooks, Kathleen Duffy, Theodore Friend, David J. Hufford, Thomas Campbell Jackson, Norbert Samuelson, Gregory Hansell, Eric Weislogel, George Fisher, Gerry Ohrstrom, Peter Dodson, Adrian Wyard, Mahmoud Ayoub, Zainal Abidin Bagir, Arthur L. Caplan, John D. Caputo, William Durbin, Alfred P. Fishman, John Grim, Mitchell P. Marcus, Philip Hefner, Karl E. Peters, Roberto Poli, John C. Raines, Barry Graham Ritchie, James F. Salmon, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Paul Root Wolpe, Edwin Berkowitz, Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, Frank Pennington, Laurie Zoloth, Pamela Thompson