Date(s) - 04/10/2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
You are invited to join the JLI Webinar on ways of working with local faith communities
Discussion will be moderated by JLI Coordinator, Jean Duff
- Missionary Approach to Development, Seamus O’Leary
- The fire from above, and the fire from below- peacebuilding approaches, Rick van der Woud
or email [email protected]
Seamus O’Leary, Learning and Development Manager, Misean Cara
Rick van der Woud, Director, Mensen met een Missie
Since February 2017, Rick van der Woud is director of Mensen met een Missie, an organization for international cooperation and solidarity. The network of Mensen met een Missie extends to 13 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. In these countries Mensen met een Missie is working for peace and reconciliation through the improvement of the position of women, through interreligious dialogue, trauma healing and conflict resolution at a local level. Mensen met een Missie can rely on almost a century of experience and is firmly rooted in the missionary tradition of its founders, the Dutch religious orders and congregations.
Before joining Mensen met een Missie Rick worked as a political adviser and negotiator in various arena’s like the EU, UN, and in The Hague. Over the years he specialized in religious minorities policy, with a specific focus on Muslim minorities. Rick is member to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Christian Democratic Party in the Netherlands, and trains young politicians in lobby, facilitation of dialogue, negotiation, and integrity all over Europe and its neighbouring countries.
Rick is a father of 4, is happily married to Eveline, and loves to listen to highly Romantic opera and Gregorian chant