Maria Jose Ananias Salcidua
Theological Evangelical Community of Chile / ADIR
María José is an enthusiast of the study of world religions. She has completed several courses, including three diplomas of comparative religions with a minor focus on Judaism, Arab and Islamic Culture and Ancient Mesopotamia and Egyptology. She is currently finishing her master’s in interreligious, ecumenical and intercultural dialogue at the Institut Superior de Ciències Religioses de Barcelona (ISCREB). She has been working as a volunteer in the Chilean Association of Interreligious Dialogue for Human Development, where she is currently part of the board, and is in charge of communications and the development of interfaith meetings in the city of Santiago. She teaches in the Evangelical Theological Community of Chile, in the fields of comparative religions, interreligious dialogue and communications. She developed a course called “Religions in Dialogue” following the Project-Based Learning methodology to provide tools for accepting diversity and meeting people of different beliefs.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Interreligious celebration of the 4th Anniversary of the Chilean Association of Interreligious Dialogue for Human Development – ADIR Chile
Carry out a fun day of meeting and dialogue, where the members of the ADIR Assembly (Chilean Association of Interreligious Dialogue) and the students of the Comparative Religions course of the Evangelical Theological Community of Chile can interact and share values and visions through play DialoGo!
Promote the value of dialogue between religious leaders in a different and playful way as other ways to generate encounter. Offer an instance of interreligious encounter between people who had not previously met, as a result of inviting students from the field of Comparative Religions to ADIR initiatives