Dr. Frank Kaufmann, President
Dr. Frank Kaufmann is president of the Twelve Gates Foundation. He has worked in the area of religion and peace for 42 years. His peace missions have included negotiations during the Gulf War; work in conflict zones in Israel and Palestine, India and Kashmir; service in refugee camps in Croatia and at the Eritrea-Ethiopia border; and mediation in revolutionary centers of the southern Philippines, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere. Here are some pictures of these efforts.
Dr. Kaufmann completed his studies in religion at Vanderbilt University. He is widely published and a known speaker on the religious dimensions of current affairs. He is the author of The Foundations of Modern Church History, and editor of numerous works on religion and peace, including Christianity in the Americas, Religion and the Future of Southern Africa, and Religion and Peace in the Middle East.
Under his editorial leadership the interfaith journal Dialogue and Alliance was named one of the top ten religion journals (out of 650) by an independent panel commissioned by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA). He was nominated for The Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, won that year by the Dalai Lama, and was awarded the 2010 Visionary of Peace Award by the Interfaith Roundtable of Ireland.
Dr. Kaufmann serves on boards for several international peace organizations.
Dr. Thomas C. Bowers, Secretary and Treasurer
Dr. Thomas Bowers has his PhD in Education from Columbia University. He has a background in financial planning and leadership in charitable organizations. He is President of the Bowers Family Genealogical Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, which develops young men and women as global leaders, and is a leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the New York, Hudson Valley.