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AHCC to be Field Site for Two Students

This fall, AHCC will be the field site for two students studying for their MA in Peacebuilding from Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (HIU).  Christopher Atiso and Habiba Mickdad will be with us from September – May for 5 hours a week. This is an exciting new endeavor – take some time in the coming weeks to get to know them.

Country of Origin: Ghana
Religious Identity: Christian

Christopher holds a BSc in accounting from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and an MPhil in Finance from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA). He is driven by a passion for preaching and teaching the youth the word of God. In 2017, he pursued a diploma course in ecumenical studies from the University of Geneva in collaboration with the Bossey Institute of Ecumenism (Switzerland). He is currently a pastor of Global Revival Ministry in Madina, a suburb of Accra. Christopher undertakes mission works in La Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, and Togo, where he teaches and trains the youth to serve God. One of the hindrances to his work is the rising ethnic conflict in West Africa. Christopher is confident that the MAP program at HIU will empower him with the knowledge to participate in the peacebuilding process in the communities where he does his pastoral and mission work.

Country of Origin: Tanzania
Religious Identity: Muslim

Habiba, a BA graduate in History and Political Science from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, discovered her passion for leadership, peace-building, and interfaith affairs through her involvement in the Students’ Organization (DARUSO). Inspired by the Campus Interfaith Leadership Conference, she founded the University Students’ Association for Interfaith Cooperation (USAIC) to promote harmony among diverse religious backgrounds. As a co-founder of Interfaith Africa, Habiba actively works to foster collaboration among people of different faiths, aiming to mobilize Africa toward peaceful coexistence. Habiba sees the MAP program at HIU as a perfect fit for her aspirations and a path to making a positive global impact. With her rich history, unwavering commitment, and genuine desire for change, she eagerly anticipates using the program’s knowledge to advance peace-building and interfaith understanding worldwide.