Father James Channan
Father James Channan, is a Catholic priest and Director of the Peace Center of the Dominican Order in Pakistan and the United Religions Initiative Regional Coordinator, Pakistan. He lectures on interfaith peace building around the world. He is the author of thee books on Christian Muslim Dialogue. He 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. He 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. He received an international Golden Rule Peace Award from Finland, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the International Gospel Mission in Norway.