MR. JEHANGIR SAROSH STEPS DOWN AS PRESIDENT IN EUROPE
Peace Europe since 1999, stepped down in December 2008.
Mr. Sarosh, a Zoroastrian, was born in India in 1938; his father took the
family on a car
trip in 1952 and drove all the way to the United Kingdom,where they settled.
Mr. Sarosh committed countless hours, his home office, and personal
resources to Religions for Peace Europe.The successful European Encounter
in Rovereto,Italy, in May 2008, is just one recent exampleof his devoted
leadership, without which the growth of Religions for Peace Europe would
not be possible. Mr. Sarosh would not havebeen available to Religions for
Peace in meaningful ways without the support from his beloved wife.
Please join in expressing gratitude to them both.
The Rev. Dr. Hans Ucko has been named thenew President of Religions for
Peace Europe. Rev. Dr. Ucko was born in 1946 inSweden, studied
inFrance,Sweden,Israel, andIndia. He is an ordained ministerof theChurch
ofSweden. He received his Ph.D. from theSenate of Serampore,India.Rev. Dr.
Ucko was the Program Secretary in the Office on Interreligious Relationsand
Dialogue of the World Council of Churches,Geneva,Switzerland,for many
years. Please join in welcoming Rev. Dr. Ucko.