Jehangir Sarosh Takes over as Interim General Secretary of ECRL–RfP


April 15, 2015

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Seasoned RfP activist Mr. Jehangir Sarosh OBE is the new interim General Secretary of European Council of Religious Leaders-RfP (ECRL-RfP). He replaces Mr. Stein Villumstad who has stepped down to become the Country Representative of Norwegian Church Aid in Malawi.

0ff6d638-c468-4c90-a0ed-f82475e0231aWhen asked about his major achievement as a promoter of interfaith cooperation, Mr. Sarosh, a Zoroastrian, declared, “I’m proud of the fact that I invited five of the most prominent religious leaders from different faiths for a meeting and, with them as the founding members, we started a process leading to the inauguration of ECRL-RfP.”

The newly-appointed General Secretary saluted his predecessor. “Mr. Stein Villumstad has been a good friend and a joy to work with, and he leaves a Mr. Jehangir Sarosh legacy that will be hard to follow.”

In its meeting last year, the ECRL-RfP Council and Executive Committee members also expressed appreciation for Mr. Villumstad, stating “we are grateful for the outstanding skills Stein offered to ECRL-RfP.”

The ECRL-RfP Secretariat was relocated to London, United Kingdom from Oslo, Norway and will hold its first Council meeting of this year in Frankfurt this May, under the theme “Tackling Violent Extremism.”

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