Saumya Arya Haas, Director of Poetic Equity Initiative

Saumya’s family has been involved in interfaith and service work since the 1600s; both her parents were priests and activists, so she was raised in traditional apprenticeship to this mission. New times call for new methods: she was an early adopter of social media for interfaith and social justice outreach, and has been nominated as a Twin Cities Titan in Social Media. As Director of Headwaters/Delta Interfaith, she facilitated interfaith/intergroup dialogue and advised organizations on diversity, inclusiveness, and intergroup cooperation; this work has taken her everywhere from West Africa to the White House. She has worked with the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, The White House Office for Women and Girls, Parliament of World Religions, and The United Nations Peace Initiative. She is a founding member of the New Orleans Sacred Music Festival. Her essays and poetry can be found in The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and assorted media and literary publications.

Saumya is a Master of Theological Studies candidate at Harvard Divinity School. She is an ordained priestess of Hinduism and Vodou, a gamer, visual artist, equestrienne, and swordswoman (rapier, longsword, and katana). She lives in rural Massachusetts with her spouse, some animals, and a growing collection of bladed weapons.

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Recent Work:
Huffington Post

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