Press Release

March 16, 2022: Prof. Arvind Sharma joins ICHRRF's International Advisory Board

The International Commission for Human Rights and Religious Freedom (ICHRRF) welcomes Prof. Dr. Arvind Sharma to the International Advisory Board.

Dr. Arvind Sharma is the Birks Professor of Comparative Religion in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University. After completing his M.A. in Economics from Syracuse University in 1970, his interest in the role of non-economic factors in economic development, specially religion, led him to obtain a Master’s in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School (1974) and then a Ph.D. in Sanskrit and Indian Studies from Harvard University (1978). He has also taught at the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1976.

He brings with him tremendous scholarship, rigorous academic experience, knowledge and wisdom. He has hosted three global conferences on World's Religions After September 11 ( 2006, 2011, 2016). These conferences culminated in the release of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions.

This marks the third new addition to ICHRRF's team of volunteers and advisors this month.