Craig Phillips became active in interfaith relations during an internship with the World Conference of Religions for Peace in 2008. Afterwards he enrolled in Hartford Seminary in a graduate program focused on Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations. His thesis is on the cultural relativism and the issue of universality in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from an Islamic perspective. Since 2009 he has been program coordinator for the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut. He also works as social media coordinator at Hartford Seminary. Craig has lived in India and spent considerable time in Nepal, Egypt, Iran, and Turkey. In the summer of 2011 a fellowship took him to a workshop in Auschwitz, Poland, to study professional ethics. Craig plans to combine his diverse experiences and education for a career in interfaith and inter-cultural relations.