Valeria Vergani

Valeria Vergani is a religious studies scholar and an interfaith writer and activist. She currently serves as Coordinator of Church and Interfaith Relations at City in Focus – an ecumenical Christian non-profit foundation whose mandate is to ‘care of the soul of the city’ of Vancouver, BC.

She is also the co-producer of Experiencing The Sacred, a weekly radio show and podcast on religion and spirituality in the Vancouver area. A graduate in religious and cultural studies from Quest University Canada, Valeria’s research focuses on the relationship between traditional spiritual knowledge practices and western colonial institutions. She is a member of the Greater Vancouver Kairos Network and of Hummingbird Ministries, two ecumenical Christian initiatives aimed at pursuing reconciliation and redress between indigenous and settler Canadians. She was born and raised in Verona, Italy. Before she moved to Canada in 2012, Valeria lived in Poland and earned her IB diploma from the American School of Warsaw.

Valeria joined the ISC Board of Directors in 2016 and soon accepted the important role of Secretary. She is enthusiastic about the work of the Interspiritual Centre, and is happy to serve again in 2017.