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Kaufmann, Frank

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interfaith Ministry

Dr. Frank Kaufmann is president of the Values in Knowledge Foundation, editor in chief of New World Encyclopedia, director of the Inter Religious Federation for World Peace, executive vice president of PrayerSpark, and columnist on religion and government at various online media.

Dr. Kaufmann’s work for peace includes consultations with governments and efforts in over 65 countries with successes in conflict ridden environments. His peace missions include Israel and Palestine, refugee camps in Croatia, the Eritrea-Ethiopia border, Hindu-Muslim conflict zones in India and Kashmir, revolutionary centers of southern Philippines, the Gulf, and Sri Lanka.

Dr. Kaufmann teaches at New York area Universities and Seminaries, is widely published, and speaks on matters of religious dimensions of contemporary affairs, and ways for effective mediation and reconciliation. 

Dr. Kaufmann was awarded the 2010 Visionary of Peace Award by the Interfaith Roundtable of Ireland, the Inter Cultural Peace Center, and the Sheikh Satardien Justice and Peace Foundation, and has since gone on to receive several peace and interfaith citations. He was nominated for the prestigious, international Guru Nanak Interfaith Award. He served to consult for the establishment of Islamic Banking in predominantly Catholic Ireland, and mediated the relationship between the city of Seoul and the New York City based Parsons School of Design. He is on the board of directors of Bridges to Common Ground and serves on boards of various international peace initiatives.