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Rev. Sr. Rose Kyaligonza

Country: Tanzania

Religious affiliation: Christianity

Daughters of Mary (Bannabikira Sisters) of Uganda; assistant lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, St. Augustine University of Tanzania

Rev. Sr. Rose Kyaligonza is a Ugandan sister from the congregation of the Daughters of Mary (Bannabikira Sisters) of Uganda and an assistant lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at St. Augustine University of Tanzania. She has taught Christian Religious Education in Secondary Schools in Uganda and Kenya and also served as a secondary school head teacher in Uganda and Kenya. Sr. Rose holds a BA in education and an MA in religious studies and is currently a PhD candidate in religious studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

During her work in teaching and administration, the seed of interreligious and inter-cultural dialogue blossomed, but her path began in her bachelor’s studies in a course on religions in the contemporary world. She also studied interreligious dialogue during her PhD. Her passion for IRD further grew when she was assigned to teach a course on comparative religion at St. Augustine University, which she has taught from 2009 to the present. This has enabled her to work with students from various faiths and cultural backgrounds. Her interests include teaching – especially comparative religion and ethics, working with youth, research, interacting with people from different faiths and meditation. In her pursuit of interreligious dialogue she is guided by the motto, “Unity in Diversity”.