Hans Gravaas

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Hans A Gravaas serves as General Secretary of the Stefanus Alliance International in Oslo. This is a Christian missions and human rights organisation, with a special focus on freedom of belief and religion as expressed in §18 of the UN Human Rights Declaration. The motto of the organisation is "Together for the persecuted”. It provides support, care, and practical help for churches and individuals who are persecuted or oppressed because of their religious beliefs. Gravaas has a PhD in intercultural studies from Trinity International University, and master’s degree in theology from Norwegian School of Theology. He has served as a missionary within the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus in Ethiopia, pastor of a Norwegian congregation in Chicago, mission secretary of the Norwegian Lutheran Mission, and president of two different university colleges in Norway: The Gimlekollen School of Journalism and Communication (GSJC) and Fjellhaug International University College (FIUC).