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Rev. Paul Elisha Mdumi

  • Christianity
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Male
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • East Africa
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Executive Director, Zanzibar Interfaith Centre

Rev. Paul Elisha Mdumi is currently the Executiuve Director of the Zanzibar Interfaith Centre. He is dedicated to upholding the hallmark of interfaith. In the last few years, he has systematically engaged in interreligious dialogue as a trainer, organizer, and coordinator. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in theology at Tumaini University, Tanzania. He also pursued a postgraduate diploma in mass media at the University of Dar Es Salaam, and is in his final stage of an MA in Islam, Christian-Muslim relations at St.Paul’s University, Kenya. Over the years, he has gained in-depth training through workshops on peace-building, religion and cconflicts, and interreligious dialogue. In turn, he has trained people of diverse faiths on dialogue, interfaith for action, and development. However, he has participated in international conferences on interfaith and peacebuilding.

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

Interreligious Faith-In-Action-19 Initiative

At the center of the proposed initiatives is a heightened focus on hygiene and sanitation in keeping with religious teaching and sacred text that emphasize cleanliness as an element of holiness. Local and International organizations have widely encouraged washing hands and maintaining optimal hygiene during the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic to curb the spread of the disease. Highlighting the connections with age-old religious doctrine ensured adherence to these directives. Religious leaders and faith-based associations play a significant role in protecting lives associated with COVID-19. Because they are the main source of support, comforters, and guidance for Tanzanian society. They can share health knowledge to protect their community members.By sharing the message of hope to COVID-19 patients it helped a lot on recovery speed and hope.COVID-19 is a serious contagious disease as this virus increases quickly around the World, many countries are moving along a similar upward trajectory.

Area of Actions:

Interreligious Dialogue