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The KAICIID Who is Who in Interreligious Dialogue is an online directory hosting information on individuals active and expert in IRD such as religious leaders, policymakers, heads of international organisations, teachers, trainers and activists.  Search the directory to connect with experts and specialists from every continent engaged in a wide variety of initiatives.

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Swadeka Ahsun
UKUSANew YorkMauritiusIslamJudaismChristianitySwadekaHuman SecurityUnited NationsPeaceFaithArt

Ms. Swadeka Ahsun

Researcher, Consultant and Advisor on Interreligious Dialogue, Comparative Religion, Peace and Harmony

Trustee, World Congress of Faiths

Member, Royal Society of Arts

Member, Gender Action for Peace and Security, GAPS UK

Swadeka Ahsun is a researcher and writer on dialogue between religions and faiths in pluralistic societies to encourage tolerance and strengthen reconciliation in peacebuilding. She holds an international diplomacy from the University of the UN and is an international award-winning artist, having...

Reverend Dr. Richard J. Sudworth
UKChristianity

Reverend Dr. Richard J. Sudworth

KAICIID Board of Directors
Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Advisor

Reverend Richard J Sudworth was appointed to post of Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Advisor in September 2018. He had previously worked in the inner city ministry of the Diocese of Birmingham for 15 years, having commenced...

Demetrios Charbak
Syrian Arabic RepublicChristianityBishopDialogueReligious

His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Demetrios Charbak

Bishop of Banias, Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East

His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Demetrios (Charback) currently serves as Bishop of Safita. He has a diploma of Civil Engineering from Syria and Doctorate in Dogma from Greece. Professor of “inter-Christian Dialogue: Ecumenical movement” at the Theological Faculty of the University of Balamad,...

Sohini Jana, Chapter President, India, Euphrates Institute
IndiaHinduismWomenLeadershipDialoguePeacebuildingCommunity Development

Sohini Jana

KAICIID Fellow
Director, Policy Institute of Jammu and Kashmir

Chapter President for India, Euphrates Institute

Capacity Building Trainer, Shri Aurobindo Society

Sohini Jana is the Director of the Policy Institute of Jammu and Kashmir, and acting Chapter President for the India chapter of the Euphrates Institute, a US-based non-profit organization. A post-graduate in English Literature, her interest in IRD stems from books, as she took to listening to the "...

Dr Ahmed ABADDI
MoroccoIslamInterculturalDialoguePeacebuildingInterreligiousResearch

Dr. Ahmed Abaddi

Secretary General, Rabita Mohammadia des Oulémas (Muhammadan League of Religious Scholars)

Born on July 14, 1960 in Settat. Morocco. 1986, Degree in Islamic Studies; 1987, Diploma, High University Studies; 1991, doctoral degree in Islamic Studies. 1992-94, Chair, Islamic Studies Department; 1995, Professor, North African Sociology Programme, Cadi Ayyad and De Paul University-Chicago ;...

Metropolitan Emmanuel
FranceGreeceTurkeyChristianity

Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis

KAICIID Board of Directors
Metropolitan of France

Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

During his service to the Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel has become an advocate for peace and dialogue. Career Summary: Metropolitan of France, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (election 2003) Former President of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and President of the...

AustraliaChristianityDialogueConflict ResolutionMediationInterfaithInterreligious

Dr. Brian J. Adams

Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University

Chair, Board of Trustees, A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY)
Advisory Board, Baraza e.V.
Founder, G20 Interfaith Forum

Brian J. Adams is the Director of the Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University. Holder of a Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science, and two Master degrees in Community Development and Conflict Resolution, Adams focuses on the promotion of interreligious,...

IndiaHinduismBonded LabourInterreligious DialogueArya SamajHuman RightsSocial Work

Swami Agnivesh

President Emeritus, World Council of Arya Samaj

Chairperson, Bonded Labour Liberation Front
Founder and Coordinator, Parliament of All Faiths

Swami Agnivesh, an activist based in New Delhi, India, is a leader of Arya Samaj, and Former Board member of KAICIID (King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue). He was awarded the Right Livelihood award, known as the Alternative Nobel, in 2004,...

ChadIslam

Dr. Haggar Mahamat Ahmat

KAICIID Advisory Forum
CEO, Cultural Center for Research and African and Arab Studies

President, International Committee of the Group of Islamic-Christian friendship (GAIC)

Former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of Government

Dr. Haggar Mahamat Ahmat is Former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of Government. He has also served as CEO of the Cultural Center for Research and African and Arab Studies, former representative for Central and West Africa at the NGO World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) - Saudi...

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VaticanChristianity

Msgr. Khaled Boutros Akasheh

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Bureau Chief for Islam, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Monsignor Akasheh was born in Karak, Jordan, on 15 December 1954. After study in the elementary school of the parish in his native city, he entered the Seminary of the Latin Patriarcate of Jerusalem at Beit Jala, Palestine, in 1966, where he completed his preparatory and secondary studies. He was...

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