Dr. Mary Nelson
Senior Communications Associate
Stephen earned his B.A. in Religious Studies at North Central College and is currently pursuing his Master of Arts at the Chicago Theological Seminary. He has always been attracted to learning about the many fascinating faith traditions found all over the world. He knows that religious tolerance and interfaith dialogue are some of the key steps to promoting world peace.
Pezhman was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, but has lived most of his life in the Northeast Suburbs of Chicago. Pezhman attended Loyola University Chicago. In the fall of 2011, he was lucky enough to study abroad at Loyola's John Felice Rome Center in Rome, Italy. He graduated with a degrees in International Relations and Political Science, with a minor in Italian Language. His current goal is to attend graduate school in the field of International Policy/Diplomacy. He is a certified news-junkie and he has played soccer with various clubs (private and school) since he was 4 years old.
Amali is a Grad student pursuing Master in International Public Service at DePaul University Chicago. She was born in Sri Lanka during the time that the country was going through tremendous ethnic tensions. Sri Lankan ethnic and religious conflicts motivated her to focus her studies on Peace Building. She is also focusing on international development and promoting universal human rights. She hopes to gain experience as an intern at Parliament of World Religions that can be used to build peace and harmony among various ethnic and religious groups in Sri Lanka as well as around the world.
Mingmin is a Grad student pursuing a Master in Finance at DePaul University Chicago who enjoys taking part in various volunteer activities. She got much help from others during her life, thus hopes to make contributions to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world. She wants to use her knowledge to help CPWR with accounting, develop more efficiently, and attract more people.
Connie Sulkin was a preschool teacher and director for over thirty years. She then developed preschool programs at The Field Museum and was an early childhood consultant for the Chicago Public Schools. During much of this time she volunteered for the Parliament and attended many Parliament activities at the 1993, 1999 and 2004 meetings in Chicago, Cape Town, and Barcelona.