Mark Mancao is communications manager for United Religions Initiative. In that role he manages content at URI.org, its online community features, URI’s brand, the design of print and digital resources, community surveys, orientation/training resources, and other communications projects. With two graduate degrees in religion, he worked as director of JUSTPEACE Center for Mediation and Conflict Transformation, a United Methodist start-up in Chicago and Washington DC. In 2006, Mark moved with his partner and two cats across the country to San Francisco, California, to serve as executive director of RockRose Institute. RockRose produced an international conference, “Facing Violence: Justice, Religion and Conflict Resolution-World Forum 2007,” while sharing offices with URI. After a successful World Forum, Mark moved down the hall and has been working with URI ever since. Mark is The Interfaith Observer’s website creator and point person for its design team.