Speakers

Trond Bakkevig

Pastor Lutheran Church of Norway, and Convener of the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land

Trond Bakkevig is Convener of the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land. The Council is composed of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel, the meeting of the Patriarchs and Bishops of Jerusalem, the Minister of Religious Affairs in the Palestinian Areas. In his daily work Bakkevig is a Dean of the Church of Norway, oslo Diocese. Appointed by The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he is Moderator of the governing board of "Norwegian Center for Peacebuilding". Bakkevig has been General Secretary of Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Affairs. He has been a member of the Central Commitee of the World Council of Churches and chaired its Public Affairs' Committee. In Norway, he has headed several government and church commissions leading up to recent changes in the relationship between church and state.

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