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Jim Kenney is the Executive Director of the Interreligious Engagement Project (IEP21), working with global religious communities to address the world’s critical problems through cooperative partnerships with government, business, education, media, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society.
He is the author of Thriving in the Crosscurrent: Clarity and Hope In a Time of Cultural Sea Change (Quest Books: May 2010).
Jim is also the Executive Director of Common Ground, an adult study center focusing on the world’s great religious, philosophical and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human endeavor and experience. He lectures widely on a variety of subjects relating to politics, religion, history, and culture.
He serves as Co-Editor of Interreligious Insight: a Journal of Dialogue and Engagement, published internationally four times each year in the US and the UK by the World Congress of Faiths, the Interreligious Engagement Project, and Common Ground.
Jim is Project Coordinator for the International Interreligious Peace Council, whose members include HH the Dalai Lama, Mairead Maguire, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sr. Joan Chittester, Hizkias Assefa, Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung, Imam Dalil Boubakeur, Fr. Thomas Keating, Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman, Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, Dr. Paul Knitter, Swami Agnivesh, Ven. Dhammananda, Dr. Sallie King, Dr. Joseph Elder, and many others.
He was a founding trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions and served as its Global Director from 1996-2002. Jim’s work can be found in the Spring | Summer 2011 and Fall | Winter 2011 issues of Kosmos Journal.
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