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Father James Channan

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.

July 20, 2015 1:39 PM

Photos and News From the UN Book Launch and Award Ceremony

Photos and stories from the launching ceremony of "Path of Love; A Call for Interfaith Harmony" and receiving the "Global Ambassador of Peace Award" at the UN?.

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July 14, 2015 9:38 AM

Path of Love; A Call for Interfaith Harmony

I have good news to share with you: a number of UN-affiliated NGOs have organized the launching ceremony of my book,"Path of Love; A Call for Interfaith Harmony" at the United Nations, New York, on 16th of July.

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July 6, 2015 11:52 AM

Ambassadors of Peace Conference in Doha, Qatar

It is with great joy I share with you the "Ambassadors of Peace" conference and workshop organized in Doha, Qatar.

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May 29, 2015 9:11 AM

News from Japan: Fuji Declaration and Symphony of Peace Prayer

There were two very significant international events in Japan during this month: the Fuji Declaration and the Symphony of Peace Prayer.

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May 5, 2015 10:40 AM

Universal Peace and Harmony Conference in Islamabad

I am sure all of you are well aware that Pakistan has been going through a very difficult time for the past couple years as religiously motivated violence has become very common. We are making every effort possible to raise our voices for peace and interfaith harmony in Pakistan. 

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April 7, 2015 1:05 PM

Universal Peace and Harmony Conference in Islamabad

URI Pakistan is very active in promoting peace, acceptance of each other and unity. Here are some photos of the Universal Peace and Harmony Conference in Islamabad, 29 March, 2015.

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September 15, 2014 3:06 PM

Father James Channan: Please help flood victims in Pakistan

The worst flood in Pakistan’s history happened after heavy rains in the north and in several other parts of the country.

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April 29, 2014 1:59 PM

The Vatican's two newest saints offer interfaith guidance

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.

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November 6, 2013 3:11 PM

URI MENA team visits Peshawar bomb blast victims

I would like to send this report to you about the solidarity trip to help the Christian victims of twin bomb blast at All Saints Church, Peshawar was made on 23rd of October, 2013. 

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September 24, 2013 3:39 PM

A Letter from Father James on the Peshawar attacks

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...

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