Dr. Fran Grace

Founder, Inner Pathway; Professor of Religious Studies, University of Redlands

Fran Grace is founding director of the non-profit organization, Inner Pathway, dedicated to the inspirational values common to all religions: truth, compassion, inner peace, joy, unconditional love, humor and beauty.

She serves as Professor of Religious Studies and Steward of the Meditation Room at the University of Redlands (CA), where she is a pioneer of a contemplative approach to university education. She has a Ph.D. in religion from Princeton Theological Seminary and M.A. in Government from University of Texas at Austin.

Her recent book (2019) is The Power of Love, groundbreaking in its affirmation of love as a pathway for people of widely differing viewpoints. See also her book, Meditation and the Classroom (2011) and numerous other publications and media, including appearances on CSPAN and NPR.