About Kusumita Pedersen: 
Kusumita P. Pedersen is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at St. Francis College, New York, and has has been part of the global interfaith movement for over thirty years. She was previously Executive Director of the Project on Religion and Human Rights and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Interfaith Center of New York. She is co-editor of Earth and Faith: A Book of Reflection for Action (UN Environment Programme, 2000) and co-author of Global Ethics in Practice (Edinburgh University Press, 2016) and has published numerous essays on the interfaith movement, environmental ethics and human rights.