Christian and Muslim Collaboration for Peace and Justice in Africa

Presented by Shamsia Ramadhan

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 7:00 PM
TRC Boardroom, Main Building
College of Saint Benedict

Shamsia Ramadhan is a program manager for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), currently undertaking a peacebuilding project in east, west, and north Africa. Before joining CRS, she worked with Life & Peace Institute (LPI), a Nairobi-based Swedish organization engaging in peacebuilding activities in Kenya and Somalia. She was the program advisor on policy and advocacy for Kenya and Somalia, and was editor of the Institute's Horn of Africa Bulletin, an online journal that analyzes conflict in the Horn of Africa region.

She holds a master's degree in international peace studies from University of Notre Dame in Indiana. She is also an alumna of the Australia Leadership Awards Fellowship, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

Currently, Ramadhan is working extensively in inter-religious peacebuilding. Under the Capacity for Inter-Religious Community Action (CIRCA) project for Catholic Relief Services, she is building the capacity of faith-based efforts toward enhanced resilience in the face of violent conflict and extremism.

The project operates in six countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Nigeria, and Niger.

Sponsored in collaboration with the Department of Peace Studies, Center for Global Education, CSB Campus Ministry, Diocese of St. Cloud Catholic Relief Services and Mission Office, Intercultural and International Student Services, and the Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement