Revd Gustaf Ödquist

Revd Gustaf Ödquist

PRESIDENT

based in Sweden, he has a long international working experience for Church of Sweden in Southern Africa and the Middle East, as well as at the international department of Church of Sweden where he held various positions including peace and conflict issues. He is currently doing parish ministry in Gothenburg.

Dr Thomas Bamat

Dr Thomas Bamat

Board of Directors

based in the United States, is a sociologist and the Senior Advisor on Justice and Peacebuilding for Catholic Relief Services.He provides proposals to programming and evaluation support to staff around the globe, promotes the implementation of CRS’ peace and justice strategy, and fosters effective networking and applied learning.

Dr Myra Blyth

Dr Myra Blyth

Vice PRESIDENT

based in United Kingdom, is Chaplain & Tutor Fellow in Liturgy and Pastoral Studies at Regent’s Park College, in the University of Oxford. Her Doctoral research is in the area of peace and conflict resolution and particularly restorative justice. Between 1988 and 2000 she worked at the World Council of Churches in Geneva as Europe Secretary and the Director of the Commission on Inter Church Aid. From 2000-2004 she served as Deputy General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

Dr Vebjørn Horsfjord

Dr Vebjørn Horsfjord

Board of Directors

based in Norway, has been the assistant General Secretary of the Church of Norway, Council on Ecumenical and International Relations and was between 2006 and 2010 the General Secretary of the European Council of Religious Leaders, which is part of the global Religions for Peace network. He is now a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oslo. His field of research is inter-religious relations and international Christian-Muslim dialogue

Ms. Alice Nderitu

Ms. Alice Nderitu

Board of Directors

based in Kenya, is a former Commissioner with the National Cohesion and Integration Commission and a Transitional Justice Fellow of the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation. She is now the Senior Advisor at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and also serves on the UN mediation roster. She also worked at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights founding the Department on Human Rights Education. Prior to joining the Commission, she directed the Education for Social Justice Programme Fahamu, developing and running training courses on human rights and conflict prevention.

Shamsia Ramadhan

Shamsia Ramadhan

Board of Directors

is a peace practitioner based in Nairobi, Kenya. Currently she is the program manager for the Capacity for Inter-religious Community Action program at Catholic Relief Services. Previously, she worked for LPI as a programme advisor for the Somalia programme and editor of the Horn of Africa Bulletin. She has also been program coordinator for a Kenyan social justice movement and worked as a research officer and trainer with the Peace Network of Kenya and UNDP. She holds a B.A. in social ministry from Tangaza College, Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Nairobi and an M.A in International Peace Studies from Notre Dame University..

Dr Fulata Lusungu Moyo

Dr Fulata Lusungu Moyo

Board of Directors

is currently the Programme Executive for Women in Church and Society of the World Council of Churches (WCC), based in Geneve. She focuses on feminist and gender theological ethical perspectives, women’s participation and gender justice relationships . She holds a PhD in Religion and Theology focussing on Gender and Sexual Ethics, as well as a certificate in Conflict Management from the Centre for Conflict Resolution (University of Cape Town, South Africa). Before joining the WCC she was deputy Director of the Conflict Resolution Centre at the Chancellor College (University of Malawi). As a research fellow of the Harvard Divinity School she is developing a Religious Ethic of Care that responds to trafficked and sexually violated women and girls.