Father James Channan, URI-Pakistan Regional Coordinator, is a Catholic Priest and Director of the Peace Center of the Dominican Order in Pakistan. As an interfaith and Catholic leader, Fr. Channan has been regularly consulted on religious issues by Pakistan’s government and lectures on interfaith peacebuilding around the world. He is the author of Christian Muslim Dialogue in Pakistan and receives extensive media coverage for his work. Father Channan holds a Licentiate Degree from the Pontifical Institute for Islamic Studies and Arabic language in Rome and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. Father Channan served as Consultor for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue under Pope John Paul II from 1985 until 1995, and as Consultor to the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims from 1999 to 2004. He also served for 17 years as Executive Secretary of the Catholic Bishops National Commission for Christian Muslim Dialogue. Father Channan is a founding member of URI-Pakistan and organized URI’s 1,500-mile “Journey for Peace” from Karachi to Khyber in 2000. He has served as URI’s regional coordinator in the country since 2002.
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The worst flood in Pakistan’s history happened after heavy rains in the north and in several other parts of the country.Read more...
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Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII have received the highest honor in the Catholic Church as they were officially declared saints on 27th of April, 2014.Read more...
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Dear Bishop Swing, Victor, and all other leaders and members of URI: First of all, I express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all of those who have sent me condolences messages...Read more...
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The Rev. James Channan, URI’s Regional Coordinator for Pakistan, will be a keynote speaker at a conference examining peace and justice issues through the lens of Catholic social thought.Read more...
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