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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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USABuddhismChristianityDharma Master Hsin TaoBuddhist-Muslim DialogueMuseum of World ReligionsElijah Interfaith InstituteSambo Zen Lineage

Dr. Maria Reis Habito

International Program Director, Museum of World Religions, Taipei, Taiwan

Officer, Global Family for Love and Peace

Director, Elijah Interfaith Institute, USA

Board Member, Museum of World Religions, UK

Maria Reis Habito is the International Program Director of the Museum of World Religions, the Director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute USA, and a Zen Teacher authorized in the Sanbo Zen lineage. She has lived in Taiwan and studied the Chinese language (1979-1981), and in Kyoto, Japan, where she...

EthiopiaChristianity

Ambassador Mussie Hailu

Global Envoy, United Religions Initiative (URI)

URI Representative, African Union and United Nations Office in Nairobi & Geneva

Regional Director, URI Africa

Ambassador Mussie Hailu is a peace and interfaith activist who is working at national, regional and international levels for peace, reconciliation, interfaith harmony, human dignity, environmental protection, compassion for animals, disarmament, the control of the proliferation of small arms and...

Genard Hajdini
AlbaniaChristianityHealthChristianitySocial EntrepreneurshipReligionsEducation

Mr. Genard Hajdini

Secretary General, Interreligious Council of Albania

Genard Hajdini holds an MBA and a Masters degree from the Regent University. He started out to work as Inter-Religious Council (IRC) of Albania coordinator in July 2007, and in June 2008, he was nominated and voted by the four traditional religious leaders of Albania: Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic and...

TurkeyJudaismTurkeyhalevahahambasiinstanbulChief Rabbi

Chief Rabbi Isaak Haleva

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Chief Rabbi of Turkey

Born in Istanbul, in 1940 he graduated from Beyoğlu Jewish High School and continued his higher education at the Porat Yosef Religious Academy in Jerusalem. Graduated from the Academy as a Rabbi with degrees in religious law and education, he returned to Istanbul and started working. During the...

CanadaChristianityInterfaith DialogueEcumenismOld TestamentBible Social Justice

Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton

Co-President, Religions for Peace

Former General Secretary, Canadian Council of Churches

The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton is an ordained minister in The United Church of Canada and served for 15 years as the General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), the broadest ecumenical council in the world. She is also creator and past chair of The Canadian Interfaith Conversation and...

USAChristianity

Dr. Charles C. Haynes

Vice president, Newseum Institute

Executive director, Religious Freedom Center

Dr. Charles C. Haynes is vice president of the Newseum Institute, founding director of the Religious Freedom Center and a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center. He writes and speaks extensively on religious liberty and religion in American public life. Haynes is best known for his work on...

USAChristianityGenderMyanmarPeaceViolence

Rev. Susan Hayward

Senior Advisor for Religion and Inclusive Societies, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Susan Hayward is a senior advisor for religion and inclusive societies at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Hayward directs the Institute’s efforts to advance conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation projects engaging the religious sector. Since joining the Institute in 2007, her field work...

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IndonesiaChristianityMargaretha Hendriks RirimasseAmbonIndonesia

Rev. Dr. Margaretha Maria Hendriks-Ririmasse

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Lecturer, Theological Faculty, Indonesian Christian University in Moluccas (UKIM)

Pastor (Em), Protestant Church in the Moluccas

Advisory Forum Member, Moluccas Ambassdors for Peace (MAP)

Co-Founder, Arika Mahina

Rev. Dr. Margaretha Hendriks-Ririmasse of the Protestant Church in the Moluccas was dean of the Theological Faculty of the Indonesian Christian University in Moluccas, and until 2013, the Vice moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (CC WCC). In Indonesia, Hendriks-...

TaiwanBuddhismReligious LeaderInterfaithDialogueReligious MuseumDiversity and Coexistence

Hsin Tao

Founder, Museum of World Religions

Founder, Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation

Founder, Global Family for Love and Peace (GFLP)

Born in upper Burma in 1948 to ethnic Chinese parents, Master Hsin Tao was left orphaned and impoverished at an early age. Having been taken in by the remnants of ROC military units operating along the border of Yunnan, China, he was brought to Taiwan in 1961. At the age of 15, he was deeply moved...

Asna Husin
IndonesiaIslamIslamic PeaceAceh UlamaAceh WomenIndonesian American MuslimsInterfaith

Prof. Dr. Asna Husin

Professor, Ar-Raniry State Islamic University

Founder, Peace Education Program, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Senior Researcher, Nonviolence International, Washington DC, USA

Asna Husin is Associate Professor (‘Dosen’) teaching Philosophy of Education and Islamic Civilization at Ar-Raniry State Islamic University at Darussalam in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. She currently serves as senior researcher at the Washington D.C. based NGO Nonviolence International, working on...

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