President, Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) Synod, Christian, Germany
A 25-year-old student from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, Anna-Nicole Heinrich is the youngest person elected to this office in the history of the EKD.
Heinrich represents the ELCB at the synod and was previously a youth delegate. She studied philosophy at the University of Regensburg And has since pursued master’s degrees in digital humanities as well as human image and values. She is vice-chair of the Protestant Youth in Germany (aej).
Opening CeremonyMain Hall
Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary General, Religions for Peace
Welcome Remarks by Religions for Peace Co-Moderators and Youth Representative
Dr. Vinu Aram, Director, Shanti Ashram; Co-Moderator, Religions for Peace Rev. Kosho Niwano, President-Designate, Rissho Kosei-Kai; Co-Moderator, Religions for Peace Ms. Lyka Mtambo, Youth Representative, Public Affairs Committee; Member, International Youth Committee
Welcome Remarks by German Host Country Representative
Ms. Anna-Nicole Heinrich, President of the Synode of the Protestant Church Bishop Dr. Bertram Meier, Bishop of Augsburg
HRH Prince EL Hassan Bin Talal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies; Honorary President, Religions for Peace H.E. Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations Office of Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect H.E. Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth H.E. Mr. Nasreldin Mofreh, Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments, Sudan H.E. Ms. Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al-Mamari, Under Secretary for the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs, Sultanate of Oman Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Minister of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Islamic Republic of Pakistan Ms. Ana-Maria Daou, Head of the Research and Courses’ Unit, Adyan Foundation; Deputy Coordinator, Religions for Peace International Youth Committee (Lebanon)