Senior Program Manager of the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue
Elena Dini is a Senior Program Manager of the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue hosted at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. She holds degrees in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Communications, Catholic Theology and Interfaith Dialogue. She is working on her PhD at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in the field of interreligious dialogue. Locally in Rome she is responsible for interreligious meetings at the Sacred Heart Basilica between young Italians and young refugees and she serves as the official liaison with the Muslim communities for the region around Rome (Lazio) at the Italian Bishops’ Conference. She is very interested in the academic theological reflection around dialogue as well as education to dialogue for different groups of people (students, young adults, religious leaders, teachers, etc.) and she developed some programmes in that field. Internationally, she is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Abrahamic Forum and a member of the Network 4 Dialogue.