Hans Ucko

Hans Ucko is an ordained minister of the Church of Sweden who writes, speaks, and consults on interreligious dialogue issues. He was president of Religions for Peace International from 2009 to 2011. From 1989 to 2007 he was the program executive for the Office of Interreligious Relations and Dialogue at the World Council of Churches (WCC), where he helped develop the joint WCC-Vatican document “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World.” Ucko is the author and editor of several books, including Worlds of Memory and Wisdom: Encounters of Jews and African Christians (2005) and The Jubilee Challenge: Utopia or Possibility? (1998). He was the editor of Current Dialogue and a board trustee for Hartford Seminary. He received his doctorate in Theology at the Senate of Serampore College in Calcutta, India; his thesis examined the concepts of “people” and “people of God” as integral elements of the Jewish tradition and to Minjung and Dalit theologies.