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The Twelve Gates Foundation

The Twelve Gates Foundation

By Frank Kaufmann

Living Harmoniously in an Interfaith World
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The Voice of the Voiceless: Twelve Gates Foundation President Speaks on Religious Freedom
The Voice of the Voiceless: Twelve Gates Foundation President Speaks on Religious Freedom
This podcast examines and compares the roots of Religious Freedom Rights found in the United States Constitution and in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights respectively. Visit us at Twelve Gates Foundation Watch the video here Transcription available here
18:53
January 16, 2023
2022 and 2023: Thoughts from Twelve Gates Foundation
2022 and 2023: Thoughts from Twelve Gates Foundation
Each end of year a great many people reflect on the year past, and look for signs about the year to come. Was 2022 a good year, or a bad one? Will 2023 be better? Or are we heading toward more difficult times? Visit us at Twelve Gates Foundation Transcription available here
07:46
January 01, 2023
Twelve Gates Foundation President Speaks at the International Conference on the Family
Twelve Gates Foundation President Speaks at the International Conference on the Family
On November 19, 2022, Twelve Gates Foundation President, Dr. Frank Kaufmann, spoke at Universal Peace Federation and Professors World Peace Academy’s International Conference on the Family. Dr. Kaufmann gave a brief presentation on “Tradition, Youth, and New Family Values” at the Peace Embassy in Tirana, Albania. Visit us at Twelve Gates Foundation Watch the video here Transcription available here
14:26
December 09, 2022
Twelve Gates President Offers Brief Thoughts on the Future of the Metaverse
Twelve Gates President Offers Brief Thoughts on the Future of the Metaverse
On September 15, 2022, Dr. Frank Kaufmann, President of the Twelve Gates Foundation, offered brief thoughts on the future of the Metaverse at an online event sponsored by the Pew Research Center and Elon University. Dr. Kaufmann was one of six experts invited to speak at the Twitter Spaces audio program, “Hype, Hope or Hell?: The Metaverse in 2040”, hosted by Lee Rainie and Janna Anderson. Visit us at Twelve Gates Foundation Watch the video here Transcription available here
08:17
October 08, 2022
Twelve Gates President's Speech at the World Peace Festival 2022
Twelve Gates President's Speech at the World Peace Festival 2022
This is a brief speech offered by Frank Kaufmann of the Twelve Gates Foundation to the 33rd Annual Peace Festival of the World Yoga Community. Visit us at Twelve Gates Foundation Watch the speech here Transcription available here
11:56
September 17, 2022
Comments to the Interfaith Prayer Service in Celebration of Women's History Month
Comments to the Interfaith Prayer Service in Celebration of Women's History Month
Remarks on the Divine presence in women, offered during the Interfaith Prayer Service in Celebration of Women's History Month Please visit at Twelve Gates Foundation  Transcript available here
11:00
April 07, 2022
On Speech
On Speech
This episode has been published and can be heard everywhere your podcast is available. This episode reflects related the social and political affirmation of human freedom and the God-given right to free speech, with the concept of "the Word," as found in various sacred Scripture Join us on the Twelve Gates Foundation  Transcript to follow soon
20:16
March 20, 2022
Interview on "People of the Book" with Professor Craig Considine
Interview on "People of the Book" with Professor Craig Considine
The Christians that lived around the Arabian Peninsula during Muhammad's lifetime are shrouded in mystery. Some of the stories of the Prophet's interactions with them are based on legends and myths, while others are more authentic and plausible. But who exactly were these Christians? Why did Muhammad interact with them as he reportedly did? And what lessons can today's Christians and Muslims learn from these encounters? Scholar Craig Considine, one of the most powerful global voices speaking in admiration of the prophet of Islam, provides answers to these questions. Through a careful study of works by historians and theologians, he highlights an idea central to Muhammad's vision: an inclusive Ummah, or Muslim nation, rooted in citizenship rights, interfaith dialogue, and freedom of conscience, religion and speech. In this unprecedented sociological analysis of one of history's most influential human beings, Considine offers groundbreaking insight that could redefine Christian and Muslim relations. Join us at Twelve Gates Foundation Transcript available here 
51:51
March 05, 2022
Twelve Gates President's Brief Remarks at Closing Ceremony of 37th Annual World Interfaith Festival
Twelve Gates President's Brief Remarks at Closing Ceremony of 37th Annual World Interfaith Festival
On February 28, 2022, H.H. Guru Dileep Thankappan concluded 28 days, and 50 events for the month of celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Festival. As part of this closing event Guru Dileepji invited Twelve Gates President, Dr. Frank Kaufmann to offer remarks. Visit us at Twelve Gates Foundation  Transcript to follow soon 
07:49
March 02, 2022
New York State Assemblyman, Nader Sayegh hosts 37th Annual World Interfaith Month Celebration
New York State Assemblyman, Nader Sayegh hosts 37th Annual World Interfaith Month Celebration
Here are brief remarks from Twelve Gates President, Dr. Frank Kaufmann at the 37th Annual World Interfaith Month Celebration hosted by New York State Assemblyman, Nader Sayegh   Visit us at Twelve Gates Foundation.  Transcript available here
06:22
February 27, 2022
On Patience and Forgiveness: A message for World Interfaith Harmony Week
On Patience and Forgiveness: A message for World Interfaith Harmony Week
Dr. Frank Kaufmann speaks at the opening ceremony for World Interfaith Harmony Week, (established at the United Nations in 2010) Please join us: Twelve Gates Foundation  Transcript soon to follow 
09:38
February 03, 2022
Urgent Action to Rescue Afghanis from Taliban Genocide
Urgent Action to Rescue Afghanis from Taliban Genocide
An interview with Congressman Mark Siljander about his international efforts to rescue vulnerable Afghanis from terror and extermination under Taliban rule. Full transcript available here
48:03
November 05, 2021
Israel-Palestine Interview with Middle East Expert Professor Alon Ben Meir
Israel-Palestine Interview with Middle East Expert Professor Alon Ben Meir
Israel-Palestine Interview with Middle East Expert Professor Alon Ben Meir An independent Israeli and Palestinian states can peacefully coexist and be sustained only through the establishment of a confederation. Read the full article on the website of the Twelve Gates Foundation 
41:38
October 22, 2021
Interview with Interfaith Veteran, Robyn LeBron-Anders: "Do You Think We Will Ever Get It Right?"
Interview with Interfaith Veteran, Robyn LeBron-Anders: "Do You Think We Will Ever Get It Right?"
This is an especially good interview for anyone interested in Interfaith either personally or professionally. It contains valuable information for everyone from first time beginners, to seasoned interfaith veterans Robyn E. Lebron Writes in the arena of World Religion. Her books received the 2018 Best in class DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award for Excellence in Religious Communication, given annually by Religion Communicators Council. Her book "Finding Common Ground between Science and Spiritually" was awarded the DeRose-Hinkhouse Award of Merit in 2019. She also was recognized internationally by The Books For Peace Commission 2019 for those who have distinguished themselves in the activities of peace and solidarity. Ms Lebron manages Interfaith Professionals on LinkedIn, with over 5,400 members, has written articles for United Religions Initiative, Harmony Interfaith Initiative, The Interfaith Observer. You can read along with a rough transcript of the interview here:
39:18
March 17, 2021
Lao-tse, Taoism (Daoism), and the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing): Conversation with Solala Towler
Lao-tse, Taoism (Daoism), and the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing): Conversation with Solala Towler
Please enjoy this enriching conversation with 30 year Taoism practitioner and teacher Solala Towler.  Be sure to visit Abode of the Eternal Tao (abodetao.com)
58:12
January 17, 2021
Spirituality and India's Environmental Challenges: Interview with Award Winning, Columbia University Scholar, Professor Jack Hawley
Spirituality and India's Environmental Challenges: Interview with Award Winning, Columbia University Scholar, Professor Jack Hawley
This important and timely interview with Jack Hawley, Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University. Delves into the intersection between religious and political life in India, and the impact on the environment and health of its sacred rivers and beyond. A must listen for specialists and new learners alike
53:48
November 24, 2020
Jihadi violence and the threat of radicalization: Interview with Dr. Tawfik Hamid
Jihadi violence and the threat of radicalization: Interview with Dr. Tawfik Hamid
Europe is experiencing a resurgence of brutal, grotesque violence in recent day, including beheadings and murders in France, as well and mass murder shootings in Vienna. This interview with Dr. Tawfik Hamid examines these phenomena, seeking knowledge of both the roots and proposed solutions in response to such horror.
31:06
November 17, 2020