This I Believe. Ruth Cranston is an author and lecturer. She has been a world citizen since the age of eight when she started off with her family around the globe. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she has lived in eighteen different countries. She spent ten years in Geneva working with the League of Nations. She taught and learned about the people of the Far East in their schools, colleges, and places of worship. She has gained an intimate knowledge of these peoples and their religious faith. Against this background, Ruth Cranston now reveals her personal beliefs.