Moussa Serge Traore

Moussa Serge Traore, a Roman Catholic Priest, from Burkina Faso, West Africa is devoted to interfaith dialogue. Since he was a child, he has sought ways for people to get along. In his adult life, Moussa focused on Muslim-Catholic studies and has thoroughly researched the official writings of the Catholic Church on Islam and the Muslim peoples. Moussa is a member of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers), a catholic order devoted to promoting interreligious dialogue particularly Muslim- Christian Dialogue. Moussa’s Masters degree is in Religious and Cultural Studies from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy with specialization in Islam.  He is also a graduate in Islamic Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Studies of Arabic and Islam, also in Rome. Moussa has emphasized Muslim-Christian Relations, and Subsaharan Islam and has authored many books and articles.  He presented papers at international conferences. He participated in the Fulbright Interfaith Community Action Program (USA, 2008).  He has been involved in research projects in Africa, India, and Brazil. He was the Section Editor for South America of the CMR1900 Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History 1500-1900 of the University of Birmingham. He was also director of the Cardinal Lavigerie Centre for Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue at the Catholic University of Salvador (Bahia, Brazil).  He is currently a PhD Student at the Department of History, Religions and Philosophy ofSOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies)-University of London (UK).