Elena Dini, a 2014 graduate of the Seminary’s International Peacemaking Program, has just published an article on the website of the Journal of Inter-religious Studies. The article, Processing Experiences Within an Academic Framework: A Challenge for Education, can be found at this link. In the article, she describes several classes at Hartford Seminary where students visit different places of worship as part of their interfaith experience.
Elena has been busy since returning to Italy last spring. She is a Russell Berrie Fellow at the Angelicum Pontifical University for their Certificate in Interreligious Studies, is working on some consultancies in communication for some Catholic organizations, and has taught a class for a Master’s course on Tools and Techniques in Interfaith Dialogue.
The International Peacemaking Program, initiated in 2004, has since brought more than 30 young leaders from countries where there is interreligious conflict for a year of study and peacemaking practice. Graduates of the IPP have returned home and are making a real difference in places like Nigeria, Indonesia, Iraq, Pakistan and India.