https://today.uri.edu/news/uri-names-director-for-new-capital-planning-office "In India, we often experienced violence in the name of religion," she says. Mussie also served as Diplomat in the rank of Ambassador and Special Envoy of the President of Burundi. United States. She has over 16 years of experience stewarding donor relations and managing fundraising events for URI, the Northern California Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, The Foundation of City College of San Francisco, Coast Guard Foundation and various other non-profits in the Bay Area. Admission and transfer questions, campus visits, programs of study, requests for brochures and catalog As Regional Coordinator for URI Southern Africa, Karen is passionate to discover more about the spiritual psyche of people and encourages the development of a true understanding of the inter- connectedness of us all. He has been involved in youth and community work in the UK for many years, in both interfaith and Catholic contexts. The work that Samira is doing locally is done through a youth led, youth founded organization called Youth for Peace. She holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Naropa University. She coordinates the work of over 70 grassroots interfaith organizations doing different social action in the Great Lakes countries of Africa. Welcome back, URI Fraternity ! W. Alton Jones Campus: 401.874.8000 Maria Crespo serves as the Director of Cooperation Circle (CC) Support from her office in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was raised in a family with strong spiritual values and commitment. Kingston Campus: 401.874.1000 The University of Rhode Island offers you a welcoming community, a beautiful campus near the ocean, and countless options for creating the future of your dreams. He has been the senior associate athletic director at UMass since March 2004, where he is the day-to-day-supervisor of the $20 million athletic department budget in the absence of the athletic director. She was a founding member of the Tripartite Forum, a group of UN member states, UN agencies, and religious NGOs who worked together from 2005 to 2010 to promote cooperation within the UN system on religion, peace and development. Her passion for spirituality, art and Earth's teachings construct her focus in eco-ministry, grief & loss, and sacred activism. If this is your first time using CampusDirector, click hereto create an … Despina is a community organizer, trainer, and mentor in organizational development and peace work. Critical Error! He is a Clinical Psychologist and an EMDR (Eyes Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner, trained internationally in "Psycho- traumatology and EMDR." He served as Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Christian Muslim Relations for 17 years. For more information on the URI Latin America and the Caribbean support staff, …. 401.874.HELP (4357) She also served as a Trustee of the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County. ©2020 United Religions Initiative. "URI is a world of love, peace and humanity in itself," she says. He has been a dedicated social worker since the early 90s. He has been a fellow traveller of Taize Community, France from his student days. After a decade in the corporate sector, Diana transitioned over the non-profit sector in search of a more rewarding work life and focused on women advocacy issues and affordable education. Isabelle has lived and worked in five countries across four continents, spearheading communications and marketing programs for non-profits in Canada and South Africa. He is the recipient of several awards, including the 2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award, for his service to humanity and his peacebuilding efforts, especially in his native country, Nigeria. As Senior Consultant, Sally is on-call for consultation and makes core URI values, practices and in-depth organizational wisdom available to the URI global community. Emmanuel is Convener and Director of the International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue in Nigeria, which annually hosts over 350 participants from more than 10 countries. She holds a Master’s degree in international relations. Andrea Simmons. He was Managing Partner of Barnard/Montague Capital Advisors; Managing Director of Caltius Mezzanine; Senior Vice President of Allied Capital; and Chairman and CEO of Heller First Capital. 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Senior Director of Prospect Development and Information Strategy 401.874.4435 | firstname.lastname@example.org He lives in Walnut Creek, California, with his wife, Connie. The Rev. Maria is married and has five children. Mahamoud is strongly committed to strengthening the participation of youth in socio-economic development activities and the promotion of living together between communities and respect of diversity. Address. At present, I am involved in women's empowerment and other related issues, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Subhi models bridge-building and an intergenerational approach as critical to effectiveness and sustenance for grassroots groups. She is slated to begin her new role at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus late this summer. His important works are “The Concept of Salvation in the Upanishads, the Bible and the Qur’An” and the interfaith novel “Super Souls Revisited”. Work at URI. Maria originally became involved with URI in 1997 when she was appointed as a Trustee in the Interim Global Council. For more information on parking on University of Rhode Island's campus… She has directed not-for-profit finance in social service programs in Alameda, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties. Jack Devanna IFC Director of Recruitment, email@example.com Haig Megerdichian, IFC Director of New Member & Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org Sean Miller, IFC President, email@example.com Parents or Family Members with Questions? URI Campus Store Rams Zone Gift Shop RamTech. Alice has spent most of her career applauding, mentoring and training youth and adults working for positive social change. Monica Willard is the main URI Representative to the United Nations and coordinates the team of URI representatives to the UN. For more information on the URI Middle East and North Africa, click here. She is also a contributor to different literature in the areas of interfaith, gender, environment and peacebuilding work. Enoé is an Anthropologist and Ph.D. in Social Sciences, a professor at the Central University of Venezuela. Maria moderates URI’s listservs, assists with URI's social media activities, and oversees data collection for URI’s CCs. She is very involved in the Roman Catholic Church as a catechist and lay person, collaborating in the Episcopal Conference for Ecumenism, Relations with Judaism, Islam and other religions. Bishop Swing served as a priest in Wheeling, Weirton, and Chester, West Virginia. International Admission. About Us. She focused her research on the holistic paradigm of science. Nosa joins URI as a Senior Accountant. Matthew has a background in media production and has worked on diverse projects from corporate videos for businesses to broadcast drama with the BBC. Bay Campus / Providence Campus: 911, 401.874.9500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Athletic Director: 401.874.5245 He is also a contributing author to books including Co-Human Harmony: Using Our Shared Humanity To Bridge Divides, Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care: Chaplaincy in Theory and Practice, and Acting on Faith: Stories of Courage, Activism, and Hope Across Religions. His lifetime mission of promoting intercultural and inter-religious understanding was crystalized in 1993 when he co-founded the Friends of Foreigners club at the University of Jordan. For more information on the URI Multiregion, click here. As a white person who grew up in South Africa she was part of the regime of apartheid and as a result now dedicates her life to serving humanity, inspired to live a life of principle, dedicated to a path of peaceful co-existence and collaboration. He is a founding member of URI. Since 1996, he has been involved in community organizing and serves in a leadership role with Ektaan Cooperation Circle. As the Director of Global Communications and Strategic Planning, Isabelle ensures that the work of all parts of URI are acknowledged and shared within the URI community and the public. URI Homepage Admissions Alumni Athletics. Barlow Hall 4 Baird Hill Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA State Police (Wickford): 401.294.3371, Kingston Campus: 401.874.2121 A distinguished professor and neuroscience researcher, Dr. Snyder serves as the University's chief research officer and as chair of the board of the URI Research Foundation. Jack Devanna IFC Director of Recruitment, email@example.com Haig Megerdichian, IFC Director of New Member & Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org Sean Miller, IFC President, email@example.com Parents or Family Members with Questions? Subhi’s work has taken her to many conflict and post-conflict countries, where she engaged with youth organizations, universities, and public policy makers from around the world. Within these programs, Sarah strives to create spaces of trust, dialogue, and learning across religious and cultural divides. Mahamoud has been the URI Regional Coordinator in the Horn of Africa since 2014. Since June 2000, Enoé has been leading the Circle of Cooperation for Dialogue and the Luis Dolan Chair, as its academic body at the university, bringing together representatives of different spiritual traditions toward the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue. She focuses her energy on those who want to live in peaceful co- existence with one other. Sothearat is a founder and managing director of Centre for Leadership Enrichment (CLE): www.cle-org.com. He graduated from Kenyon College and Virginia Theological Seminary, and holds six honorary degrees. After ordination (1999), Lauren served as chaplain in both healthcare and corporate settings, and seminary Dean at The Chaplaincy Institute. In 2000, as corporate finance was going through various changes, Pamela discovered non-profit service was a better fit for her skill set and was personally more rewarding. Fr James is a Pakistani Christian and a Catholic priest. COVID-19 Update: The University has changed its events policy, please check with event organizers before attending on-campus events. He was instrumental in starting a capital development bank in Oakland. Diana joined the URI team as its Annual Fund and Events Manager in January 2013. While at Wake Divinity, his passion for the interfaith community grew and developed into an imperative to ensure that all spiritual expressions have an equitable place at the table. Sally maintains the blog Every Voice, where she writes about the varied ways URI Cooperation Circle members all over the world give voice to URI and contribute to its success. 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Learn More. Meet the software for year-round relationship based recruitment. Locations & Hours Student Employment Refund & Exchange Policy Contact Us. San Francisco, CA 94129 1988: URI hires Doyle as a $40,000-a-year “special assistant” to the university’s director of development. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, 401.874.4151 It opens an office in a room at the University of Rhode Island. Diana was born and raised in France and earned her BA degree from Barnard College in New York City, USA. Sally maintains several recurring blog series on the URI website. Co-Founder of Education as Transformation Inc., an international organization that works on religious diversity and spirituality in higher education, Victor is also an author, educator, recognized thought-leader and trainer in areas of intergroup dialogue, multicultural and interreligious understanding, conflict transformation, diversity and democracy, social justice, community organizing, and peacebuilding. Have Fun. A year later, Quested Peace joined URI as a Cooperation Circle. Gaea joined the United Religions Initiative as the Communications Manager in 2015. He was Managing Partner of Barnard/Montague Capital Advisors; Managing Director of Caltius Mezzanine; Senior Vice President of Allied Capital; and Chairman and CEO of Heller First Capital. He served on the Board of the American Foundation for AIDS research for 20 years and has spoken throughout the world. Additionally, Sothearat support three non-governmental organizations by volunteering to be a board member (BoD- board of director) for those organizations. What is CampusDirector? Fr Channan attended the Pontifical Institute for Islamic Studies and Arabic language in Rome from 1982-85 and obtained a Licentiate Degree. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA 1.401.874.1000 URI is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of affirmative action. Sally formerly served as URI Director of Organizational Development and Director of Global Programs, working primarily with regional staff across the world. He also started a church at Waterford Park Race Track in Chester, pioneered homeless work in San Francisco, and played a critical role in saving St. Luke’s Hospital. By profession, she is a bilingual school teacher. Humanity -- not any community identity -- counts. Currently, he serves as URI Director of Global Partnerships, URI Representative at the United Nations and the African Union, and URI-Africa Regional Director. He holds degrees from the Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard University. Sally co-authored The Birth of a Global Community in 2003 and A Greater Democracy Day by Day. Email our Assistant Director of Greek Affairs at email@example.com She also received a MA degree in Islamic Studies at the University of Bonn, Germany. Bontempi will replace Dean Bruce H. Corliss, also a URI alumnus, who … He was appointed by Pope John Paul II to work with the Vatican's Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims for 5 years and as Consultant to the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue for 10 years. He is married to Mary Taylor Swing and has two children and three grandchildren. In August 2014, Diana was promoted to Associate Director of Development, and in September 2016 to Director of Development. She has worked with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) on the annual Student Observance for the International Day of Peace at UN Headquarters since 1997. I believe in tolerance and propagating the gems of values present in all faiths and beliefs, as well as sensitivity toward human needs and sufferings." Following the Oak Creek, WI shooting of a Sikh temple in 2012, Tahil became involved in efforts for interfaith literacy and social justice and has been doing this work professionally for the past seven years. Victor Kazanjian leads URl's global grassroots interfaith peacebuilding network of over 1,000 groups working in more than 100 countries and at the United Nations to build bridges of cooperation between people of all beliefs and cultures. He led the radical expansion of the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, California. He received a BS degree in Finance from Chico State University and an MBA from University of Phoenix. Dr, Abraham is a Graduate of Bossey Ecumenical Institute (affiliated to Geneva Universty) and has attended several summer institutes in Peace Studies at the Eastern Mennonite University, United States. Samira loves traveling and cooking. He is the author of 4 books: 2 in English and 2 in Urdu. He represented Mar Thoma Church and URI in three General Assemblies of the World Council of Churches (Canberra, 1991, Harare, 1998 and Port Allegre, 2005). When asked if students with a military background were included in discussions about the murals, a representative from URI Assistant Director of Communications David Lavallee told Campus … Subhi has studied at Lady Shri Ram College and at South Asian University. About the Gallery The gallery presents a diverse spectrum of visual and performing arts as part of the university’s Urban Arts and Culture Program. In her new position, Diana oversees URI’s development team’s efforts and all the key aspects of URI's Development Department including the annual fund, the Circles of Light gala, major donors’ relations, international fundraising and foundation and corporate relations. A happy life—and that includes a happy student life—requires a balance of work and play. 34 Lower College Rd | Kingston, RI 02881 | 401-874-4667 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://web.uri.edu/greek/ After graduation in 1995, Mamoun continued his mission and social work under several entities, including The Conversation Club at American Language Centre in Amman, University of Jordan Alumni Club, Save the Children, Seeds of Peace, and Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EUROMED). Her background includes 20 years of accounting experience, with the last 10 years being exclusively in not-for-profit service. (401) 456-8888 (401) 456-8211 (fax) James J. Mendonca Director of Security and Safety Chief of Campus Police Richard G. Silva Assistant Director of Security and Safety for Operations Deputy Chief of Campus Police Joseph D. Acampora Jr. Assistant Director of Security and Safety for Administration Kerry A. McCartney-Prout Data Management Coordinator Clery Act Compliance Raised in the Midwest, Lauren's professional life began as a performing artist in NYC before attending interfaith seminary in California. As an experienced facilitator, Sarah runs interfaith youth programs for high school learners with the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative in partnership with GOAL (Giving Opportunity to Aspiring Leaders), both Cooperation Circles of URI. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children. Tickets: 855.387.4849 Since 2016, Sarah has been the URI Youth Coordinator for the Southern African region, working to strengthen the voices of young people across the regional URI network. Ryan Center (general information): 401.788.3200 For more information on the URI North America region, click here. He has devoted his life to promoting dialogue among religions. She currently works for the IT Department of German Agro Action (development NGO) in Bonn. Her honors include the Spirit of the UN Award and the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Award. She spent time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Theatre et Réconciliation, using participatory theater as a tool for community transformation. URI Sorority. He looks forward to working with all the fine people at URI, and working to achieve the organizations’ mission - a mission that is incredibly important right now. For over 15 years, he served as Founding Director of Pakigdait, a grassroots interfaith peacebuilding civil society organization in Mindanao. Bishop Swing is the Founder and President of the United Religions Initiative. He worked in the municipality of Djibouti and held the post of Director of External Relations (2012-2013). She works as the Regional Coordinator for URI, supporting and mentoring grassroots groups in North India and Kabul, Afghanistan. She developed the Girls Not Brides Campaign with URI Youth Ambassadors in these areas. In her free time, Gaea enjoys writing plays for the vibrant San Francisco theater community, painting murals for schools, restaurants, and other buildings around the Bay Area, walking her two rescue mutts, and learning new gardening tricks. She also holds the following positions: Vice-President of the German Muslim- League Bonn, Inc.; founding member of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany; member of the Council of the Sufi-order "Tariqah As-Safinah"; Vice- President of the Christian-Islamic Society (URI Europe),; member of the planning team for "Standing Conference of Jews, Christians and Muslims in Europe”; member of the advisory board and adviser for Islamic questions for the ESWTR Deutschland; and DMLBonn's delegate to the Muslim Council, Bonn. Dr. Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba serves as URI Regional Coordinator for Western Africa. Sally holds Master's degrees from Harvard and the General Episcopal Seminary, New York. Despina is a social scientist with a Master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies. CampusDirector, TechniPhi’s online recruitment tool for structured Panhellenic and IFC recruitment, is effortless, automated and guaranteed to make recruitment successful on your campus. eCampus Bjorn will be on campus Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10. Dr. Abraham Karickam is a former Principal of Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla, Kerala (affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University), where he worked for 28 years in the Department of English. He celebrates cultural diversity, seeing the differences in race, ethnicities, religions, politics, and nationalities as important elements of the one and indivisible humanity. He has been engaged in interfaith dialogue for more than thirty years. E-mail: email@example.com, 401.874.2262 Biff received a B.A. She was the co-founder in México (1996) of the Inter-American Council on Indian Spirituality (CISEI) and was the Chair during the triennium 2007-2010. Ezra currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his spouse, Malu Fairley-Collins, and their fur baby, Miles. Nosa Okunmwendia was born and raised in Benin City, Nigeria and moved to the United States at the age of 17 to further his education. A-10 weighing move of men's hoops tournament from Brooklyn to campus site, perhaps VCU ... VCU’s vice president and director of athletics, Ed McLaughlin, said his … Growing up on a continent that sometimes fuses strong customs with religion to deter the full participation of women, Despina has a passion for addressing issues that support women and girls to achieve their full potential. Most of her work nowadays is focused on peacebuilding and creating cultures of peace. He is known as an outspoken leader about the standing of gays and lesbians in the church. She is also a part of the UNDP’s Global Youth Programme as one of 16 young people from around the world, working toward fulfilling the UN’s 2030 agenda. He is currently one of the founding conveners of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, and regularly participates in the think-tank circle that discusses mitigation and reconciliation of religiously-motivated violence in Mindanao. Kingston, RI 02881. Prior to beginning at URI, Ezra was the Intersectionality Program Manager at the Freedom Center for Social Justice, a national nonprofit working at the junctions of faith, race, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 50 Lower College Rd. Apply. Ezra is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, NC. He is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and was trained as a community organizer working to address the systemic causes of poverty and injustice through the support of community-based groups. Pamela joined URI in March 2011 originally as a Fiscal Consultant tasked with completing the annual audit, and then transitioning to the finance department. After graduating with a BA from Cornell University and an MFA from Florida State University and working in corporate sector for a decade, she joined the nonprofit world in order to pursue a daily focus on actively creating a better life for all people.
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