Guimond Pierre Louis of Haiti, a 2018 graduate of the International Peacemaking Program, has been selected for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Interreligious Studies (CASIS) summer school program at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches near Geneva, Switzerland.
The CASIS program, according to its website, is “intended to contribute to the issues of religious pluralism and intercultural acceptance in a society based on migration and globalization. The CAS in Interreligious Studies aims at an international audience of young people (age between 20 and 35 years) interested and engaged interreligious dialogue, religious leaders, students, lay persons, and professionals with a suitable level of religious literacy and/or experience in the field of interreligious dialogue and engagement, especially among the three Abrahamic religions.”
Louis attended high school in the countryside of Haiti, then moved to Port-au-Prince and attended Université Épiscopale d’Haiti, and received a degree in accounting in 2011. He completed a theology degree at the Séminaire de Théologie d’Église Épiscopale d’Haïti (STEEH) in 2015, and became a fellow in Hartford Seminary’s International Peacemaking Program in 2017. He is now studying at Virginia Theological Seminary.