Beth Katz is the founder and Executive Director of Project Interfaith. Beth got bitten by the interfaith bug in college, where she first got involved in interfaith work as the co-founder of a student interfaith group. Her passion for creating a world where people of all faiths beliefs and cultures are valued and included led her to come back to her hometown of Omaha after graduate school to start Project Interfaith.
Beth frequently speaks and writes on interfaith issues and work, including writing a monthly column “The Accidental Theist” on the blog Omaha.net. She presents on Project Interfaith’s mission and work at local, national, and international events including at the Istanbul Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, and at the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
Beth is an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she has taught courses on international conflict resolution for the Political Science department and religious diversity issues in the schools for the College of Education. She is a 2011 Ariane de Rothschild Fellow and is on the board of the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture at Creighton University. She also is a member of the Nebraska Medical Center’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Consultation Committee and has served on the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Board in Omaha since being appointed in 2008.
Beth holds a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan as well as a Bachelor of Science in Education from Creighton University.