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Dirk Ficca serves as a senior advisor to the World of Neighbors Initiative. He brings over thirty years of community-building experience to the work of accompanying ‘people on the move’ in Europe.
From 1992 to 2012, Ficca worked in various capacities with the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, serving as Executive Director for the last fifteen years. During his tenure the Council organized the world’s largest international interreligious gatherings, with major Parliament events in Chicago (1993), Cape Town (1999), Barcelona (2004) and Melbourne (2009). Under his leadership, the Council’s mission promoted interreligious dialogue, grassroots organizing, and global networking in cities around the world.
Ficca received his Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1981, and served as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA for 11 years.
Ficca is also currently serving as the Executive Director of the Twin Cities Social Cohesion Initiative in Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.