KAILASA Dharma Jyoti Religion and Worship Om Award February 7, 2022
Affiliation at the time of award: Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
Country: United States
Father Brian E. Mc Weeney is the Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.
Throughout the almost fifty (50) years of priestly ministry, he has been involved in the field of religious dialogue. As he pursued his doctorate in ministry, and taught at all levels of education, he found interfaith relationships to be crucial to his own religious development.
As President of the Dutchess County Interfaith Council, he has worked with his confrères in dealing with the social and religious fallout from the events of September 11th.
He is active with the National Conference of Catholic Bishops dialogues with the Jewish, Islamic, and Buddhist communities and continues to serve many across the borders.