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Who's Who

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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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...


Radia Bakkouch

President, Coexister

Radia Bakkouch is the president of Coexister in France, an interfaith youth-led movement that offers young people to experience diversity in a positive way through a 1 year peace education program. Coexister gathered 10 000 young people 10 years in 50 European cities and outreached 120 000 students...


Kiran Bali

Global Chairperson, United Religions Initiative

Member of the Executive Committee of the World Congress of Faiths

Kiran Bali, MBE JP, is a practicing Hindu scholar and a social entrepreneur. As a recipient of numerous international awards, Kiran has been leading at the global interfaith level for many years. As an environmental activist, Kiran has been leading grassroots projects to help tackle climate action...

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Bishop Dr. (PhD) Camillo Angelo Ballin

Roman Catholic Vicar Apostolic, Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia

Bishop Camillo Ballin is an Italian Roman Catholic bishop, writer, missionary, and educator who is the Roman Catholic Vicar Apostolic of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, providing spiritual assistance to the Catholics in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He was ordained Priest of...


Professor Michael Barnes

Co-Founder, Centre for Interreligious Dialogue, Heythrop College, University of London

Director, De Nobili Dialogue Centre, Southall, West London
Professor of Interreligious Relations, University of Roehampton
Trustee, the Lokahi Foundation, London

Michael Barnes, S.J. studied at the Universities of London, Oxford and Cambridge and is professor of Interreligious Relations at Heythrop College, University of London. A Jesuit since 1965, his particular area of expertise is Buddhism, the religions of India and Christian-Jewish Relations. His main...


Principal Sukomal Barua

President, Bangladesh Chapter, Asian Conference of Religions for Peace

President, Bangladesh Inter-religious Writers and Journalists Association

President, Warm Heart - Bangladesh

Principal Sukomal Barua is President of the Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (Religions for Peace Asia) Bangladesh Chapter and a member of Governing Board and Executive Committee ACRP. He is also the President of Bangladesh Inter-religious Writers and Journalists Association as well as the...


Dr. Mohamed Bechari

Secretary General, World Muslim Communities Council

President, French National Federation of Muslims (FNMF)
Secretary General, Islamic European Conference (EIC/CIE)
Founder and President, Avicenne Institute of Human Sciences, Lille (IASH)

Dr. Bechari, born in Morocco, is a leader and prolific and dynamic public figure in the landscape of European Islam. He is the President of the French National Federation of Muslims, one of the leading entities organizing Islam in France. He is also the Secretary General of the Islamic European...


Mr. Davide Bernocchi

Special Advisor, Caritas Internationalis and Catholic Relief Services

Davide Bernocchi is Caritas Internationalis’ Special Advisor on Ecumenical and Interreligious Partnership. Headquartered in the Vatican City, Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 165 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations operating in over 200 countries and...

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His Excellency Shaykh ‘Abdallah Bin Bayyah

President, Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies

Chairman of the United Arab Emirates Fatwa Council
Co-Moderator and Executive Committee Member of Religions for Peace

Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah was born in 1935 in the East of Mauritania. He is a scholar who grew up in a house known for its scholarship; his father Shaykh Mahfoudh Ben Bayah, may God have mercy on him, was one of the region’s eminent scholars and the head of the Conference of Mauritanian Scholars...

Mary Braybrooke, Vice-President, World Congress of Faiths
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Mary Braybrooke

Vice-President, World Congress of Faiths

Member of Fellowship of Reconciliation;  United Religions Initiative; Faith and Belief Forum; Peace Council; Council of Christians and Jews

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A Vice-President of the World Congress of Faiths, Mary Braybrooke has been part of this organization for over fifty years. She grew up as a Methodist and Unitarian and is now an Anglican and has been a member of the Oxford Diocesan Synod. She has always enjoyed interfaith services. Braybrooke has...

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