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Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos
Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, an Orthodox Christian theologian, has been associate general secretary of the NCC for International Affairs and Peace since May 2003.
His responsibilities include helping the NCC formulate its position on issues of peace, international issues and U.S. foreign policy, especially in conflict and post-conflict situations. High on the agenda is the Middle East, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and post-conflict reconstruction in Iraq. He also maintains relationships with Christian Churches, councils and other religious communities worldwide.
"Tony" Kireopoulos served as executive director of the U.S. Conference of Religions for Peace from 1999 to 2003. The USCRP is a national non-profit organization that promotes multi-religious collaboration and religious-secular partnerships to issues that cut across community lines, including ethnic, religious and racial diversity and religion in public life. Dr. Kireopoulos also served as advisor to the secretary general of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, the USCRPs parent organization, which advances this same mission globally.
Dr. Kireopoulos holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in theology from Fordham University (2003); a Master of Divinity degree from St. Vladimirs Orthodox Seminary (1991); a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (1983); and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University (1981). Dr. Kireopoulos has more than 10 years of experience in non-profit management, including administration, board relations, budgeting, development, program direction and public relations.
Previous to leading the United States Conference of Religions for Peace, he worked as Special Assistant to the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, where his duties included representing the Greek Orthodox Church at the United Nations and at the US State Department, and as the Assistant to the Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, in the area of executive communications. Among his affiliations, he is currently the President of the NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief.
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