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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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Ms. Afra Jalabi

Vice-Chater, The Day After: Supporting a Democratic Transition in Syria

Board Member, Baytna Syria, baytnasyria.org

Afra Jalabi is a Syrian-Canadian writer whose interests revolve around religion, language and nonviolence. Jalabi is currently the vice-president of Tastakel Organization and a board member at both the Day After Association and Baytna--two NOGs. She was a signatory of the Damascus Declaration and a...

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OBE Trishna Singh

Director, Sikh Sanjog

(Honorary Sikh Chaplain Edinburgh University Chaplaincy, Board Member InterFaith Scotland

Trishna Singh is a first generation Scottish Sikh. Born in Glasgow in the 1950’s, her education was limited due to cultural barriers she left school at the age of 13. She married and moved to Edinburgh in 1974. She re-entered the world of Education in 2004 and in 2007, at the age of 54,...

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Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa

Non-resident Ambassador to Algeria, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

Director, Honour Singapore

Justice of Peace, Prime Minister’s Office

Ambassador Mohammad Alami Musa is Head of Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP) Programme. He is concurrently Singapore’s non-resident Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria. Amb Alami held the appointment of President of MUIS Council (Islamic Religious...

Rev. Prof. Dr. Margot Käßmann

Co-President, Religions for Peace

Bishop Emeritus, Lutheran Church Hannover

Margot Käßmann was born in Marburg in 1958. She studied theology and was the Secretary General of the German Protestant Kirchentag. From 1999 to 2010 she was Regional Bishop of the Protestant-Lutheran Church of Hanover, and the 2009/2010 Council President of the Evangelical Church in Germany. From...

H.E. Mr. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria

General Secretary, ACT Alliance

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria is the General Secretary (CEO) of the ACT Alliance, an international coalition of 156 churches and faith-based organizations working together in humanitarian, development and advocacy work in over 120 countries. Prior to this, he served as the World Council of Churches...


Mr. Daisaku Ikeda

Buddhist leader, Peacebuilder, Educator, Author and Poet, Soka Gakkai International (SGI)

Third president of the Soka Gakkai and Founder of Soka Gakkai International

Founder, Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue 

Founder, Toda Peace Institute

Founder, Soka Schools which include universities in Japan and the USA

Founder, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Daisaku Ikeda, third president of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization in Japan and founding president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), is a Buddhist thinker and leader, peacebuilder, prolific writer and poet, educator, and proponent and practitioner of wide-ranging dialogue. Ikeda’s...

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Most Rev. Dr. Dr h.c. mult Antje Jackelén

Archbishop and Primate, Church of Sweden

Co-President, Religions for Peace

Vice President, Lutheran World Federation


Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén is the archbishop of Uppsala and primate of the Church of Sweden (Lutheran). She was previously the bishop of the Lund Diocese of the Church of Sweden as well as associate professor of systematic theology and director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science at the...

Grand-Father T8aminik (Dominique) Rankin
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Grand-Father T8aminik (Dominique) Rankin

Hereditary Chief and Elder, Algonquin (Anishinabe) First Nation

Co-President, Religions for Peace

Founder, Dominique Rankin Foundation

Co-Founder, KINA8AT-Together

Grand-Father Dominique Rankin, a hereditary chief from the Algonquin (Anishinabe) First Nation in Canada, was born in the nomadic way of his ancestors in the forests of north-western Quebec. He was chosen when he was seven years old to succeed his father as chief and medecine-man. Once Grand Chief...


H.E. Cardinal Vinko Puljić

Archbishop of Vrhbosna, Catholic Church Archdiocese of Vrhbosna – Sarajevo

Honorary President, Religions for Peace

Co-Founder, President and Assembly Member, Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cardinal Vinko Puljić is the Archbishop of Vrhbosna – Sarajevo was born on September 8, 1945 in Priječani near Banja Luka. After finishing primary school, he went to a minor seminary and high school in Zagreb. He studied Philosophy and Theology at the major seminary of Djakovo and was ordained a...


His Beatitude Fouad Twal

Archbishop and Patriarch Emeritus, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Chairman of the Bishops’ Conference of the Northern Region of Africa (CERNA)

His Beatitude Fouad Twal is the emeritus Archbishop and Patriarch of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, having been its ordinary from 2008 to 2016. He holds a doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Lateran University which he received in 1975. Archbishop Twal was appointed as Bishop of the...

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