Rusudan Gotsiridze

Education: Theologian/Philologist

Position: Bishop of the Evangelical-Baptist Church of Georgia.

Research Interests: Women and religion; Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Religious Communities, Freedom of Faith, Religious Education and Secularism.

Languages: English, Russian

City: Tbilisi

Email: rgotsiridze[at]

Biography: 2000-2005 leader of the Women’s Department at the Evangelical-Baptist Church of Georgia; 2006-2013 Gender and Religious Minority Researcher at International Center on Conflict and Negotiations (ICCN); Since 2008 Ordained Bishop of the Georgian Baptist Church; Since 2007 member of the Religious Council operating at the Public defender’s Office; Since 2012 elected  member of the Analytical group of the Religious Council. 



2011 – Women’s Ordination in Christian Traditions (Ilia University);

2007 –Religious Diversity Guide (ICCN).