James Parks Morton, ICNY Founder

Dean Morton

The Very Rev. James Parks Morton, Founder and Chair, Emeritis of The Interfaith Center of New York and former Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Seat of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.  During his tenure at the cathedral, he started many new projects and initiatives, including the “Green Cathedral Initiative”.

Morton spoke about his personal relationship with the “green movement” in the film The 11th Hour.   In 1996, the National Audubon Society awarded him its highest honor, the Audubon Medal. He is a contributor to Seven Pillars House of Wisdom.

The James Parks Morton Interfaith Award, named in tribute of Dean Morton, recognizes individuals or organizations that exemplify an outstanding commitment to promoting human development and peace — values shared by the world’s great religious traditions.  Prestigious past honorees include, President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, H. H. the Dalai Lama, Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian, Nicholas D. Kristof, Carl Sagan, Paul Winter and others.

Contact Dean Morton at deanjpmorton@interfaithcenter.org.

Hear Dean Morton talk about how he started The Interfaith Center of New York here: