Rev. Ken Kitatani is an ordained clergyperson in the Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritiual Development and a well known cultural and environmental activist. He currently serves as the president of the Forum 21 Institute, a public forum for NGO’s at the United Nations particularly concerned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He also is the USA representative of Women In Need International, an NGO that advocates for gender equality and sustainability, and an adviser to the Happiness Alliance that promotes Gross National Happiness (GNH).
In Sukyo Mahikari Centers for Spiritual Development, Ken currently serves as the division chief of the international affairs department of the world headquarters in Japan. He graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies.