Members of the Board


Wojciech Kluj OMI


Wojciech Kluj has been professor of missiology at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw since 2005. He belongs to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). His research interests are missiology, mission theology, history of missions in Asia and Oceania, Asian religions and missionary translations.





Rocco Viviano


Rocco Viviano is an Italian missionary religious priest belonging to the Society of Saint Francis Xavier for the Missions (Xaverian Missionaries)He is presently Interreligious Dialogue coordinator for the Xaverian Missionaries, and serves Catholic Archdiocese of Osaka as director of the Commission for Interreligious Dialogue and as director for Ecumenical Affairs. He was very recently appointed as a member of the Sub-Commission for Interreligious Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Japan.
His academic interests include: the theology of Interreligious Dialogue, especially in the Catholic tradition and teaching, and the theology of Benedict XVI; Jewish-Christian Relations; historical and contemporary perspectives on Muslim-Christian dialogue, with a particular interest in the thought of Louis Massignon; Christian-Buddhist dialogue, with a special focus on Japanese Buddhism.

Markus Luber SJ

Vice President

Markus Luber is acting director of the Institute for Global Church and Mission  in Frankfurt am Main / Germany. He holds a doctoral degree in missiology from the Pontificate Gregorian University in Rome. His research interests are Hinduism, study of religion, inculturation and intercultural theology. Currently he is doing research on Christian theologies in India.

Kevin Hanlon


Fr. Kevin Hanlon was ordained for Maryknoll in 1989, and was assigned to Japan, where he has spent a total of seventeen years in both Hokkaido and Kyoto Dioceses. Along the way, he earned a Doctorate in Mission Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and afterwards taught at Notre Dame Women’s College in Kyoto (Sacred Scripture). Fr. Hanlon returned to the U.S. in 2005 to serve as a mission educator and promoter, and was an advisor to the USCCB Committee for World Missions for two years. 

Fr. Hanlon has written a number of journal articles on mission, and authored the book Popular Catholicism in Japan: Their Own Voices, Their Spiritual Writers, and Their Devotional Art (Tokyo: Enderle, 2004). He is presently the U.S. Region Superior of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, and lives at their headquarters in Ossining, NY.