Louise Vera

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

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Location:Cincinnati, OH, Ohio, United States
Website: http://www.bridgecraft.org
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/louisevera
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Louise Barnes Vera


Education

BA Political Science University of Cincinnati (1986) 3.7/4.0 GPA
(Degree earned while working an average of 20 hours/week)
Course work completed towards Masters Degree in Comparative Religion, 1997-1998,
Miami University, Oxford. (30 hours completed while working 35 hours per week.)

Work History 2011-1987

Archdiocese of Cincinnati
Position: Director, Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations
Responsibilities:

Trained Catholic leaders for ecumenical reconciliation and interfaith friendship.
Staffed Ecumenical Commission, 1996-2004.
Adviser to Archbishop Pilarczyk on ecumenical and interfaith relations
Representative for Archbishops Pilarczyk and Schnurr at Ohio Council of Churches
Liaison to Jewish and Muslim communities.
Presented, developed brochures, flyers, Powerpoint presentations.
Studied early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism in graduate school.
Edited and wrote for Bridgecraft newsletter online and in print, 1996-2003
Co-developed website at www.bridgecraft.org
Began blog writing and editing, 2010-2011
Researched, showcased expert communicators.
Trained diverse groups for deep listening and dialogue.
Worked on local co-existence events for Israel-Palestine with multifaith org, Open House-Israel.
Organized and wrote dialogues, presentations, bibliographies and book reviews.
Developed Web-based approach to updating interested Catholics, Protestants, Muslims and Jews.

Accomplishments:

• Produced first (and only) video in U.S. Catholic Church on anti-Judaism and preaching,
The Word in Anguish: Wrestling with Anti-Judaism in the Lectionary, 1989.
• Accomplished a culture change in ecumenical circles to emphasize mutual learning:
1988-2000.
• Developed closer bonds between the Catholic and Jewish communities, Catholic and
Muslim communities and Jewish and Muslim communities via diverse modalities. 1982-
2004
• From 1994-2008 developed Powerpoint presentation, on Web, for people of all faiths who
pursue interfaith and ecumenical dialogue and/or growth in mutual, crosscultural
relationships titled Dialogue: How It Works.
• Created print Bridgecraft newsletters and from 1996 onward, transitioned to Web content
in an online newsletter and ultimately at www.bridgecraft.org and
www.catholiccincinnati.org.

Program Coordinator…………………………………...1987 to1995
Coordinator +Commission…………………………….1994 to August 1997
Office Director (full time)………………………………..1997 to July 2004
Office Director (part-time) ------------------------------------July 2004 to June 2011

Proficient in Smart Draw, PowerPoint, MSWord, Microsoft Publisher, WordPress.

http://www.bridgecraft.org/Summer%202002/index.html Billy Graham Mission, full newsletter

http://www.catholiccincinnati.org/ecumenical/dialogue%20how%20it%20works.pdf Dialogue: How It Works

http://www.bridgecraft.org/pdf%20version/page2.pdf
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Article Writing
Editing