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Country: India

PhD Candidade, Sophia University Institute

Farha Iman is pursuing her doctorate in interfaith foundations in Islam and Christianity from the Sophia University Institute (promoted by the Focolare Movement and erected by the Holy See) in Florence, Italy.

Ms. Iman is one of the founding members and General Secretary of Sarva Dharma Samvaad (All Religions Dialogue), Delhi, India. She has also worked as a researcher for Arigatou International-UNESCO on a project called, “Best Practices of Interfaith Dialogue by/for Youth” through which she explored best interfaith practices in 50 different countries of the South Asian and Pacific Region.

She has been actively engaged in interfaith dialogue in Delhi with several organizations. She has presented several academic papers; facilitated trainings and workshops on Interfaith, Islam, Globalization, Religious Minorities, Peace and Conflict in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Singapore, respectively. She graduated with a B.A. in social work in 2007 and obtained a Master’s Degree in conflict analysis and peacebuilding from the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 2019.

She has been fascinated by religion since her school days. Questions such as ‘How does God see the unity of/in/within Humanity despite creating differences at every level?’ mesmerize her.