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Rabbi Ben Kamin [1953--]is a nationally-known clergyman, teacher, counselor, and the author of seven books on human values. He is a scholar on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He has led congregations in Toronto, New York, Cleveland, and San Diego since his ordination in 1978. He has published over 1000 articles about community life in newspapers around the world, ranging from The New York Times to The International Herald Tribune. He has been quoted in the Ann Landers column and in the Congressional Record. He appears frequently on radio and television and serves on several national boards dealing with community affairs and interfaith relations. He is the father of two adult children and lives in San Diego. Rabbi Kamin holds the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Hebrew Union College.
Total Books: 11
In 2007, Ben Kamin was elected to the American Society of Journalists and Authors. His newest book, Nothing Like Sunshine: A Story in the Aftermath of the MLK Assassination," will be published in 2010 by Michigan State University Press. A documentary based upon the book is being planned by Enduring Freedom Productions.Kamin resigned from the San Diego Rabbinical Association after creating, in 2004, an independent agency that services interfaith situations called Reconciliation: The Synagogue Without Walls. Kamin has auditioned on the Broadway stage and was a finalist for the position of Commissioner of Baseball in 1993.
In August, 2008, Kamin was named a national columnist ("Spiritual Life Examiner")http://www.examiner.com/x-689-Spiritual-Life-Examiner?cid=examiner-email for the Examiner.com. He continues to speak and write about inclusiveness and ecumenism. Kamin now hosts a spirituality talk show on regional PBS television, "Reconciliation with Rabbi Ben Kamin."
Rabbi Kamin has expressed grave concerns over the lifting of the excommunications of the bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X, especially in the case of controversial bishop Richard Williamson.
He was slated to speak at the National Civil Rights Museum-Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 2010, the anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.