James Channan

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Fr. James Channan, O.P., is director of the Peace Center of the Dominican Order in Pakistan and regional coordinator of the United Religions Initiative (URI) Pakistan. Channan organized URI’s 1,500-mile “Journey for Peace” from Karachi to Khyber in 2000. He has been regularly consulted on religious issues by Pakistan’s government and lectures on interfaith peacebuilding around the world. He served as consultant to the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, part of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue under Pope John Paul II. He has served for 17 years as the executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops' National Commission for Christian-Muslim Dialogue. Channan was also given the Ambassador of Global Peace Award by the Institute of International Social Development. He is the author of Christian Muslim Dialogue in Pakistan and Path of Love: A Call for Interfaith Harmony (2014). He was a participant in the International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum.
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