Ghassan Manasra Extended Biography

sheikh-ghassan-photo-1Sheikh Ghassan Manasra is a globally recognized Interreligious Dialogue Facilitator and Expert, Fulbright Scholar, and Lecturer from Nazareth, Israel. He serves and has served on the board of numerous Israeli, American, and International peacemaking organizations, including The Middle East Civic Forum, Sulha Peace Project, Anwar Il-Salaam (Lights of Peace Center), and the World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace.

Sheikh Manasra was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Leader in Interreligious Dialogue Award from the Dialogue Institute of Temple University in conjunction with the Fulbright Foundation and the US State Department. He is a trusted advisor to heads of state in the Middle East, Europe, and North America, both secular, Jewish, and Muslim, with friends across religious and political divisions.

Sheikh Manasra is a trained scholar in both Arabic and Hebrew, is a writer, poet, and author, and has taught at Hebrew University in Israel. He is sought after around the world for lectures and workshops on peacemaking, Islam, interfaith and multifaith dialogue, and interreligious relations, and has lectured at Universities and Governmental and Religious Institutions, including Cornell, Cambridge, American, Temple, Yale, and Ryerson Universities, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Congress of Rabbis and Imams for Peace, and many others around the world.

Ghassan is Interreligious Dialogue Lecturer, Coordinator, and Advisor for Rising Tide International, and Co-Coordinator of the Abrahamic Reunion, a network of Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Druze, and secular peacemakers dedicated to rebuilding trust and creating a lasting harmonious peace in the Holy Land through interreligious dialogue, prayer, events, and religious influence.