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Bethany Institute - Think Tank of the Catholiq High IQ Society


Bethany Institute, a part of the Catholiq High IQ Society, is a respected Think Tank comprising celebrated professionals within and outside the high IQ community, including subject matter experts and esteemed intellectuals.

Encouraging engaging discussions, introspection, and collaborative efforts to tackle global challenges, Bethany Institute embodies our commitment to intellectual revival. Its name pays homage to the biblical town where Lazarus was raised by Jesus, symbolizing profound insight and renewal within our community.

At its core, Bethany Institute adopts a unique approach involving periodic joint contemplation and announcements on specific topics. These discussions, shaped by Christian morality, aim to comprehensively address vital global issues by leveraging the collective wisdom of its esteemed members.

Bethany's profound deliberations aim not only to inform but also to illuminate and provoke deep contemplation about the intricate fabric of our world.

Organizational Structure Overview


1. President and CEO - Kirk Raymond Butt, PhD

The President/CEO leads the organization, setting the overall vision and direction. Additionally, he holds the position of editor-in-chief for the publications of the Bethany Institute.

2. Board of Directors

Members represent various focus areas:

  • Social Justice
  • Ethics
  • Catholic Theology - Kirk Raymond Butt, PhD, DTh
  • Education - Edwin Christmann, PhD
  • Environmental Ethics - Theresa Weber-Qvarfort BA
  • Healthcare - Veronica Palladino MD
  • Global Affairs - Phillip Power MEM, BSCE

3. Research and Communication Team

Conducts studies aligned with each focus area. Shares findings and initiatives within their respective focused areas.

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