Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

Attorney, Political Analyst, and Muslim Chaplain

Attorney Wilfredo Amr Ruiz is also a Muslim Chaplain and Political Analyst on the Middle East and Muslim World. For the past twelve years he has been a columnist for various newspapers in Puerto Rico and New York; and a recognized blogger for Huffington Post, Huffington Post Voces, and a contributing scholar for the State of Formation; a program of CIRCLE, The Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education at Hebrew College and Andover Newton Theological School. Ruiz is regularly interviewed and consulted at national and international media outlets on diverse issues on politics of the Middle East and the Muslim World, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations.

In 1997 he performed Hajj, the Islamic major pilgrimage to Mecca. He founded the Puerto Rico and Connecticut chapters of The American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA), and serves as Communications Director for the Council on American Islamic Relations, Florida.

Ruiz lives in South Florida where he assists various academic and non-profit organizations. He is presently acting as board member of the
South Florida Interfaith Workers Justice