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Jim Kenney

Jim Kenney

Co-founder and Executive Director, Common Ground

Jim Kenney is co-founder and executive director of Common Ground, a Deerfield-based center for inquiry, study, and dialogue whose primary concern is the human quest for understanding and the pursuit of human significance. Additionally, for more than two decades, Kenney has been a recognized leader in the global movement for interreligious and intercultural understanding. His latest book is Thriving in the Crosscurrent: Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change.

“Fifty years ago, the only global issues were war and international trade; today, that list includes the environment, poverty, health issues and more. This kind of thinking is evidence of cultural evolution, and it’s the organizing principle of my life.”