Hans Küng

Foundation for a Global Ethic

Dr. Hans Küng is a Catholic priest and president of the Foundation for a Global Ethic.

A native of Switzerland, Küng was professor of ecumenical theology and director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tübingen from 1960 until his retirement in 1996. From 1962 to 1965, he served as official theological consultant to the Second Vatican Council, appointed by Pope John XXIII. Küng became president of the Foundation for a Global Ethic in 1995. Küng has written many books, including Justification; The Church; On Being a Christian; Does God Exist?; Theology for the Third Millennium; Christianity and the World Religions; Judaism; Christianity; Global Responsibility; A Global Ethics for Global Politics and Economics; and Tracing the Way—Spiritual Dimensions of the World Religions.

Küng was the drafter of ""The Declaration Toward a Global Ethic"" of the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1993, and of the proposal of the InterAction Council for a ""Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities"" in 1997.