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Advisory Board

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Durre S. Ahmed, EdD

Chairperson, Center for the Study of Gender and Culture, Lahore, Pakistan  More

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Claire H. Altman, MPA, JD

Former President and CEO of Volunteers of America of Greater New York  More

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Elke Babicki M.Ed., R.C.C.

Clinician, Author and Motivational Speaker  More

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Herbert Benson, MD

Founder and President Emeritus, Mind/Body Institute; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School  More

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Sidney Callahan, Ph.D.

Paul J. McKeever Chair Emeritus in Moral Theology, St. John’s University, NY  More

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Rosalynn Carter

Vice Chair, The Carter Center  More

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Victor Chan

Co-Founder, with the Dalai Lama, of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, Vancouver  More

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Rev. Fr. Cornelius Dery, S.T.L, MA

Lecturer—Moral Theology and Bioethics—and Formator, St. Peter’s Regional Seminary, Cape Coast, Ghana  More

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Rebekah A. Dunlap, M.Div.

Unity Minster and Co-Author with Sir John M. Templeton  More

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Robert Michael Franklin Jr., Ph.D., M.Div.

President Emeritus of Morehouse College, Director of Religion at the Chautauqua Institution  More

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Gregory L. Fricchione, MD

Director of the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital  More

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Francisco Cardoso Gomes de Matos, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, and world leader in the field of Peace Linguistics and Human Rights; Co-founder of ABA Global Education; Co-founder of the World Dignity University initiative  More

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Rev. Dale Grandfield

Chaplain and Curate at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio  More

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Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, Ph.D.

George D. and Harriet W. Endowed Chair of Religion, Founding Director of the Jewish Studies Program at Rollins College, and Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Love in the World Religions  More

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Dr. Ralph Hood Jr.

Editor Emeritus of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Recipient of the William James Award from the American Psychological Association  More

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Ursula King STL (Paris), MA (Delhi) Ph.D. (London), FRSA

Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, UK  More

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Harold G. Koenig, MD

Founder and Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University  More

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Samuel H. Miller

Co-chairman emeritus of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc.  More

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Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.

Theologian, Pastor and Civic Leader  More

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Ph.D.

Professor of Islamic Studies, The George Washington University  More

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Samuel Oliner, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology, Project Director, Altruistic Personality and Prosocial Behavior Institute, Humboldt State University  More

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Doug Oman, Ph.D.

President-elect of the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (Division 36 of the American Psychological Association), and Adjunct Professor, University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health  More

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Thomas Jay Oord, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University  More

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Elizabeth Ford Pitorak MSN, CNS, FPCN

Founder of Hospice of the Western Reserve; Executive Director and Founder of Pathways for Pets  More

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Margaret M. Poloma, Ph.D.

Sociologist of Spiritual Experience, and Co-Author of The Varieties of Prayer (with George H. Gallop, Jr.) and of The Heart of Religion  More

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Pamela Thompson

Pamela Thompson lives with her husband, Fairman, in Rose Valley, PA, an arts and crafts community near Swarthmore College. In 1997 she and Fairman moved from Louisville, Kentucky, back home to Philadelphia when she was hired as Director of Communications for the John Templeton Foundation.  More

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Lynn Underwood, Ph.D.

President, Research Integration; Honorary Fellow, University of Liverpool, UK  More

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Jeffrey Wattles, Ph.D.

Author of Living in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness and The Golden Rule  More