Dr. Barbara Fields is the Executive Director of The Association for Global New Thought. Co-founder and Project Director – The Gandhi King Chavez Season for Nonviolence 1998-present; Program Director – Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago; Co-founder and Project Director of the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Dharamsala, India, 1999, Trent, Italy, 2001, and Rome, 2004; Coordinator of U.S. based omni-local initiatives for Harvard Global Negotiation Project’s Abraham Walk Initiative in the Middle East; Conference and Program Director for the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies in Chicago, IL and Tacoma, WA; Program Director – International Buddhist-Christian Theological Encounter, Purdue University and the Lilly Foundation; Participant – UNESCO Seminar on Religion and Peace, Granada, Spain.
Awards and Honors: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Holmes Institute, 2005, and Religious Science International’s first Peace Award in 2003; Recipient of The Peace Museum’s Community Peacemaker Award in the area of Diplomacy; The Gandhi King Ikeda Nonviolence Award from Morehouse College.
Serves on the Boards of EarthAction, the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and the Martin Luther King International Chapel Board of Friends. Co-founder of The Earth Network, a non-profit alternative television organization dedicated to the environment, social action, and the human spirit for which she received the Visionary Award from the Center For New Television; Contributing author, The Community of Religions (Continuum Press, 1996).