Prof. Azza Karam appointed Secretary General of Religions for Peace

23rd August 2019

We congratulate Prof. Azza Karam for being appointed as the new Secretary General of Religions for Peace.

Formerly, Prof. Karam was the chairperson of the UN interagency taskforce for cooperation with faith-based organisations and she is widely known for her expertise in religion and development.

ACT Alliance has successfully collaborated with Prof Karam in many occasions, most recently in the context of new chair in Religion and Sustainable development, at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam that ACT and ICCO launched jointly in January 2019.

“Prof. Karam’s appointment is a tribute to her expertise and years of inter-cultural leadership. She championed interrelegious dialogue and cooperation wherever she served.  We, as ACT Alliance, look forward to collaborating with her in her new role” said Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT Alliance General Secretary.

Prof. Karam was affirmed by acclamation in Lindau, Germany where the Religion for Peace met for their 10th World Assembly.

Read Religion for Peace announcement here


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