Branko Sekulić, president
Zoran Grozdanov, vice president
Zinka Mujkić, general secretary
Branko Sekulić received his master’s degrees at the Theological Faculty Matthias Flacius Illyricus in Zagreb, Croatia (2011), and at the Ecumenical Institute of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine (2016). He obtained his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany (2020), where he has been a post-doctoral researcher (since 2021). He is a lecturer at the University Center for Protestant Theology Matthias Flacius Illyricus in Zagreb (since 2017) and the director of the theological program of the Festival of Alternative and the Left in his native Šibenik (since 2014). He recently published The Veils of Christian Delusion (Lanham MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Press, 2022.), „Eshaton od kostrijeti“, in: Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Pravoslavlje i politička teologija (Rijeka: Ex libris, 2022.), „Eyes Wide Shut – Orthodoxy and Democracy in Serbian Theology and Thought,” Pantelis Kalatzaidis- Hans-Peter Großhans (eds.), „Politics, Society, and Culture in Orthodox Theology in a Global Age“ (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schoeningh, 2022), and „Theology in the Spirit of Palanka: Catechism of Croatian Catholic and Serbian Orthodox Ethnonationalist Imaginaria,“ in Stipe Odak – Zoran Grozdanov (eds.), Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction (London-New York: Routledge, 2022).
Zoran Grozdanov is an Assistant Professor at the University Center for Protestant Theology Matthias Flacius Illyricus, University in Zagreb. He was a guest researcher at the University of Tubingen (where he did his Ph.D. under the supervision of Jurgen Moltmann) and the University of Munster. Also, he is an editor at the publishing house Ex libris, Rijeka, Croatia, where he, among other publications, edits Selected works of Miroslav Volf. During the past decade, he has initiated and coordinated a national campaign to abolish VAT taxes on charity food donations. He was the initiator and the editor of the Croatian edition of the International Journal of Theology Concilium (2010-2018). He recently published the book Domovina slikana tamjanom: teologija nacionalnog identiteta, Ex libris, Rijeka, 2023.; “From Catholic Church to Religious-Populist Movements: Religious Populism Coming of Age in Croatia,” in Gionathan lo Mascolo (ed.), The Christian Right in Europe: Movements, Networks and Denominations, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2023.; „From Incarnation to Identity: The Theological Background of National-Populist Politics in the Balkans, “u: Joshua Ralston and Ulrich Schmiedel (ed.), The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times, Brill, Leiden, 2021. Also, he has edited the volume Balkan Contextual Theology: An Introduction” (London-New York: Routledge, 2022).
Zinka Mujkić received her master’s degree at the Theological Faculty Matthias Flacius Illyricus in Zagreb, Croatia (2014). Published articles „Mystical Thought in Islam (Tasawwuf or Sufism)” in Spectrum (Nr. 3-4, 2009); Letter on the occasion of the reprinting of the Glagolitic New Testament from 1562/1563, the first complete Croatian translation of the New Testament (Interview with Alojz Jembrih) in Spectrum (Nr. 3-4, 2009); participated in the postgraduate course “Spirituality, Religiosity, and Secular Lives: Feminist Challenges for Theory and Practice with Paper: „Tertullian and Women” (Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, 2009). She gained non-formal education in: the Centre for peace studies (Zagreb, 2015); the Ecumenical Women’s Initiative: program “Both Believers and Citizens” (training in human dignity and the anthropology of women in the Christian-Islamic tradition and modern context of human rights, Livno, BiH, 2015); FERškola Feminism and religion (Gender, religion and peacebuilding and Religion and gender-based violence, online courses, 2022). She served as the governor of the social cooperative Taste of Home, a culinary-cultural-research project promoting the economic emancipation of refugees and persons with a migrant background (2015-2018). Currently works as a project manager of mainly community service projects in Public open university Zagreb, Croatia’s largest non-profit adult education institution.