Bettina Gray

Bettina Gray has woven several careers into a rich life. She is a co-founder of North American Interfaith Network, serving on its board since 1986 and as its chair since 2008. As a television producer, she created The Parliament of Souls, 27 half-hour interviews with religious leaders and teachers, including the Dalai Lama, at the 1993 Parliament of the World’s Religions. The series, which came with a companion book, was repeatedly broadcast on PBS and in 140 countries. For more videotaped interfaith interviews, go to her Creative Films. As a composer she has written numerous soundtracks for interfaith and human rights-based video productions, and she continues teaching and performing musically and is Composer-in-Residence of San Francisco's Slavyanka Russian Chorus. She has keynoted and lectured on world religions and human rights in various settings, including Mills College, University of California (Berkeley), and Graduate Theological Union, and been a consultant to the World Council of Churches regarding interfaith relations.