By Dr. Matthew Wilkinson
Dr. Matthew Tariq Wilkinson met with Ingrid Stellmacher to present Curriculum for Cohesion. Ingrid is creator of the Mary Initiative, a unique approach to interfaith relations surrounding the person of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Founder, President and CEO of the Le Menach Foundation, a conflict resolution and peace building NGO encouraging the art and business of peace building and social entrepreneurship. Ingrid is also Director of International Affairs for Montage Initiative, a US based Human Service agency, empowering and supporting women around the world to create sustainable livelihoods, through training, education and business support, and advisor to a number of international profit and non-profit organizations on conflict resolution and gender policy.
Ingrid is perfectly placed to offer us exciting, practical curricular advice about faith and gender-relations and the case of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a focal point for aspects of the intra-faith work of Curriculum for Cohesion which she has kindly agreed to do in Year 2 of the project.