SHARIF ABDULLAH is an adjunct faculty member at Marylhurst University and Portland State University. An author, proponent, and catalyst for inclusive social, cultural, and spiritual transformation, his work as a humanistic globalist has taken him to more than two dozen countries and to every continent. He received a B.A. in psychology from Clark University and a J.D. from Boston University. He has appeared on several international globalization forums. His writings include The Power of One: Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times. He is founder and president of Commonway Institute in Portland, Oregon.
RUBÉN ARDILA is Professor of Psychology at the National University of Colombia (Bogota, Colombia). He has published twenty-three books and more than one hundred and fifty scientific papers in different languages, mainly Spanish and English. He founded the Latin American Journal of Psychology and has been the editor of this journal for several years. His main areas of research are the experimental analysis of behavior, social issues, peace psychology, and international psychology. He has been a visiting professor in the United States, Germany, Spain, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Union of Psychological Science.
BENJAMIN BEIT-HALLAHMI received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State University in 1970. Since then he has held clinical, research, and teaching positions in the United States, Europe, and Israel. He is the author, coauthor, editor, or coeditor of seventeen books and monographs on the psychology of religion, social identity, and personality development. In addition, he has a special interest in questions of ethics and ideology in psychological research and practice. In 1993, he was the recipient of the William James Award for his contributions to the psychology of religion.