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Grace Chung Lee, Ph.D.

Grace Chung Lee, Ph.D. PhotoGrace Chung Lee, Ph.D.
IndustryReligion and Culture, Spirituality
TitleHead Minister; Ph.D.
ExpertiseSpiritual teaching; mediation, peace activism; keynote speaker on women's issues, the environment and ecology, universal ethics and values, human and social development, interreligious understanding and cooperation, freedom of religion or belief; Academic: religion, Buddhist and Christian Dialogue
Current OrganizationWon Buddhist International
Type of OrganizationReligion/Buddhism
Major ProductReligion and culture, Universal Ethics, gender equality
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreePh.D., New York University, 1997
BornAugust 20, 1955, South Korea
Honors & AwardsInternational Education Award, Secretary of Education, Korea, 1990; Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education, New York University, 1985; National Education Award, Board of Education, Korea, 1978
Published WorksNumerous publications; Editor, "Vision for a New Civilization: Spiritual and Ethical Values in the New Millennium"
AffiliationsHead Minister of Manhattan Won Buddhist Temple; Senior Representative of Won Buddhism International to the United Nations; Co-President of World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP); Co-Chair of Strategic Planning of World Culture Open; Co-President of Religions for Peace-USA; International Coordinating Committee of WCRP Women's Program; Standing Committee of Parliament of Culture; International Advisory Council of Oslo Coalition of Freedom of Religion or Belief; Interfaith Partnership of United Nations Environment Programme; Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
Hobbies & SportsOil paint, Chinese calligraphy, biking, hiking, running, swimming
Career AccomplishmentsChairperson of the World Culture Open United Nations Conference (2004); Expert Group of International Consultative Conference on School Education in Relation to Freedom of Religion or Belief, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2001); Chairperson of the Universal Ethics Millennium Conference at the United Nations (2000); Co-President of the Oslo Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1998); President of the Committee of Religious Non Governmental Organizations at the United Nations (1995-97); Founding Co-Chair of the Values Caucus at the United Nations (1994-95); International Co-President of the Chicago Parliament of World's Religions (1993)
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