Frank Kaufmann

Frank Kaufmann

Executive Vice President, Director of Spiritual Leaders , PrayerSpark
 

Currently employed at PrayerSpark, Wisdom Thinkers, Filial Projects, Values in Knowledge Foundation, Advisory Board, New World Encyclopedia, ICRF, Inter Religious Federation for World Peace

Previous: Dialogue and Alliance, Pace University, Pace University

 

Previous: Vanderbilt University

 

    Summary

    Contact Directly: frank.kaufmann@gmail.com Founder and President: Filial Projects http://frankkaufmann.blogspot.com Executive Vice President and Director of Spiritual Leaders, Prayer Spark http://prayerspark.com Founder and President: Values in Knowledge Foundation http://vikf.org Editor in Chief: New World Encyclopedia http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/ Director: Inter Religious Federation for World Peace: http://irfwp.org Filial Projects provides consultation and/or hands on design and implementation for individuals and organizations in areas derived from the life work of Frank Kaufmann. These areas include: * Conflict mediation, international, and interreligious relations * International relations, corporate, cultural, and government * Project administration * Teaching - Training * Public Speaking and Advocacy * Scholarship and research * Writing, editing, publishing These derive from achievements delineated in the brief biodata provided here: http://frankkaufmann.blogspot.com/ The Values in Knowledge Foundation (http://vikf.org) exists to meet the challenges and undo the harm caused by the impulse among moderns to separate values from knowledge and information. Professional Summary: Executive director of the Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP) (1991 - 2009), editor in chief of Dialogue and Alliance (a scholarly journal on religion and peace) (1998 - 2009), and editor in chief of The New World Encyclopedia (a values based, general knowledge encyclopedia). He has worked in the area of religion and conflict resolution for 32 years in over 65 countries. Frank Kaufmann - Professional Experience: Peace missions in areas of conflict, including Israel and Palestine, Croatian Refugee Camps, the Eritrea-Ethiopia border, Hindu-Muslim conflict zones in India and Kashmir, revolutionary centers of southern Philippines, the Gulf, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere. Work with major religious figures from around the world, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Greek Orthodox Patriarch (Dimitrios), Pope Shenuda of Cairo, Grand Muftis of Syria, Yemen, Israel and Gaza, Major Rabbis and religious figures throughout Israel, major Protestant and Catholic leaders, leaders from the Russian, Greek and Syrian Orthodox churches, and major international figures from Buddhism, Hinduism and other world traditions. Nominated for the for the prestigious, international Guru Nanak Interfaith Award in 2008. Nominees include His Holiness the Dalai Lama (who won that year), Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, US Senators Charles Schumer and Norm Coleman, academics Rabbi David Rosen, Dr Martin Marty, and others. Board member: Trac5, http://trac5.org Board member: Wholistic Peace Institute, http://wholisticpeaceinstitute.com/ Advisory board: Wisdom Thinkers Netword, http://wisdomthinkers.org/ Frank Kaufmann - Education: MA Ph.D. - Religious History Vanderbilt University B.S - Psychology SUNY Oneonta

Experiences

 

Executive Vice President, Director of Spiritual Leaders

At PrayerSpark

From April 2014 to Present
 

Board Member

At Wisdom Thinkers

From 2011 to Present
* Founder, president, Values in Knowledge Foundation
 

Founder, President

At Filial Projects

From March 2009 to Present
Filial Projects is a private consulting firm providing service, training, and hands on design and implementation for individuals and organizations needing help and expertise in areas derived from his life's work. These include: * Conflict prevention and mediation, * International, and...
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Private Consultant

At Filial Projects

From 2009 to Present
* Executive and leadership training * Project analysis, design, and development * Scholarly and popular publishing ; * International, corporate and government development ; * Interreligious mediation and development * University, and public education * Writer, editor,...
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Bridges

At Advisory Board

From 2008 to Present
 

Editor in Chief

At New World Encyclopedia

From 2005 to Present
* Designed project proposal ; * Secured and directed a $2.3 million annual budget ; * Retained and managed corporate administration ; * Designed editorial and production concept ; * Retained and directed a 12-disciplines editorial board, and 500 writers and contributors ; ...
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Board Member

At ICRF

From 1993 to Present
* Board Member, International Coalition for Religious Freedom, Washington, D.C. Ended 2008 ;
 

Director

At Inter Religious Federation for World Peace

From 1991 to Present
* Secured and directed $3.4 m Annual Budget * Retained and directed 12 HQ staff ; * Provided executive management for 23 foreign representatives ; * Organized, convened, managed and moderated average of 20 major, international conferences a year * Published, 23 major...
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Editor in Chief

At Dialogue and Alliance

From January 1998 to July 2009
* Scholarly Journal on Religion and Peace, Biannual. ; * Awards from the American Association of Theological Libraries ; * Exclusive rights request from American Association of Theological Libraries
 

Professor of Religion and Philosophy

At Pace University

From 1992 to 1996
* Graduate classes at both urban and suburban UTS campuses ; * World Religions * Introduction to Religious Studies * Philosophy of Religion * Systematic Theology * Modern Church History * History of Christian Thought
 

Professor of Religion and Philosophy

At Pace University

From 1992 to 1996
* Graduate classes at both urban and suburban UTS campuses ; * World Religions * Introduction to Religious Studies * Philosophy of Religion * Systematic Theology * Modern Church History * History of Christian Thought
 

Adjunct Professor

At Pace University

From 1992 to 1996
* Undergraduate classes at both urban and suburban Pace University campuses ; * World Religions * Introduction to Religious Studies * Philosophy of Religion
 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville

Ph.D. Religion, Vanderbilt University

From 1980 to 1985
Graduate Department of Religion
 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tn

Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University

From September 1980 to June 1981
* Master of Religious Education, Unification Theological Seminary, Barrytown, NY ; * Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, SUNY at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

Skills

 
  • Corporate management
  • design
  • Editing
  • EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
  • government development
  • International development
  • leadership training
  • Mediation
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Langues parlées

 
  • German
  • English

Centres d'intérêt

 
  • - Conflict mediation
  • - Project management
  • - Values in knowledge and information
  • - Writing
  • Editing
  • international and interreligious relations
  • publishing