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Secretary General

The Secretary General of the Inter-religious Council of Albania is Dr. Genti Kruja, zgjedhur nga Këshilli i Presidencës së KNFSH-së. 

Dr. Genti Kruja graduated in 2003 in Sociology at Istanbul University, Istanbul's Faculty of Social Sciences. In 2007 he completed the Master of Science and Technology at the University of Tirana, the Sociology-Philosophy branch on "Dialogue and Interfaith Tolerance: Performance and Challenges". In 2015 he has completed doctoral studies at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Philosophy branch, on intercultural dialogue.

Over the last few years, through various programs, it has made possible cooperation with several local and international organizations to organize promotional events of the values of the dialogue, with which have been organized several symposiums at the same time national and international conferences.

Genti Kruja is the author of the book "Albanians facing the challenges of interfaith understanding", co-author of several books and editor of many other books.

In addition to several duties during 2010-2016 was the Director of Culture and Interfaith Dialogue in the Muslim Community of Albania and a member of the Executive Board of the Interfaith Council of Albania.

Since 2012 he is the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal 'Zani i Naltë', founded in 1923 and re-established in 2012 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of independence.

He is also a member of the Institute of Sociology.

Dr. Genti Kruja është lektor i Sociologjisë së Fesë, Komunikimit Ndërkulturor dhe Ndërfetar dhe Dialogut Ndërfetar, si dhe mban detyrat si, zv/dekan i Fakultetit të Shkencave Humane dhe Drejtësisë, Përgjegjës i Departamentit të Shkencave Islame në Universitetin Bedër, si dhe ekspert i jashtëm i profileve: Sociologji, Filozofi, Teologji, Studime Religjioze dhe Dialog Ndërfetar.

In 2020, was selected to participate in “The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSIs) for Religious Pluralism in America” sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

Dr. Kruja was also elected in 2021 as an international external expert in the European Union's "Global Exchange on Religion in Society" (GERIS) program in the field of religious and cultural diversity in education.

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