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Ms. Laura Vargas

Inter-Religious Council of Peru – Religions for Peace, Interfaith Rainforest Initiative, Christian, Peru

Maria Laura Vargas Valcárcel has served as Executive Secretary of the Interreligious Council of Peru and co-Secretary of the Judeo-Christian Fellowship since 2009. She brings 30 years’ experience working with the Comisión Episcopal de Acción Social (CEAS) of the Catholic Church of Peru, 16 of which was as Executive Secretary; following this post, she was asked to assume the area of the Social Doctrine of the Church.

Previously she served as Coordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation for the Columban Fathers, a missionary society; as Member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of Pax Christi International; and supported adult literacy programmes in Lima Norte for 17 years.

She continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of World Vision Peru, as a member of Pax Christi Peru, as head of the human rights team of the El Departamento de Justicia y Solidaridad (DEJUSOL) del Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (CELAM)—Secretariado Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Cáritas (SELACC), as a member of the Red Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Pensamiento Social de la Iglesia (REDLAPSI), as a member of the Commission of Presidential Prerogatives as well as Counselor of the Reparation Council within the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. She holds a degree in Theology and a degree in Education with a specialty in social sciences.

Thursday, 7.10.2021 09:00
Nourishing the Human in Humanitarianism Main Hall

Ms. Eda Molla Chousein, Youth Programme Coordinator of the National Interfaith Youth Network, Religions for Peace UK; Executive Committee Member, Religions for Peace UK


Keynote Speeches

H.E. Ms. Ursula Müller, Former Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA)

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The Lindau Initiative: Responsible Investing for a Sustainable Future Download
Speech by H.E. Ms. Uzra Zeya Download
Statement of the World Council of Religions for Peace, Lindau 2021 Download
Closing press release of Generations in Dialogue, October 7 Download
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