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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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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...

Bishop Dr. Michael Ipgrave

Bishop, Diocese of Lichfield, Church of England

Chair, Council of Christians and Jews

Anglican Moderator, Anglican Lutheran Society

The Right Reverend Dr Michael Ipgrave was ordained Deacon in 1982 and Priest in 1983 in the Dicoese of Peterborough. In 2004, he became Archdeacon of Southwark after over 20 years of ministerial work in Leicestershire and Japan. Before this, he was the Inter Faith Relations Adviser to the...

Christianityinter-Christian RelationsDepartment for External Church RelationsMoscow Patriarchate

Very Reverend Hieromonk Stefan Igumnov

Secretary for Inter-Christian Relations, The Russian Orthodox Church Department for External Church Relations

Head of the Russian Interreligious Working Group of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations under the President of the Russian Federation;

Member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches;


Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov) was born in 1977 on the Dikson island in the Arctic region of the USSR. He studied at Almaty State University and then at Moscow Theological Seminary and Moscow Theological Academy. He was ordained as a deacon in 2009. In 2010 he took his monastic vows and was ordained as...

Shamil Idriss, CEO, Search for Common Ground
PeacePeacebuildingmediaDialogueRoundtable dialoguesSocial impact entertainmentSocial mediaSport

Shamil Idriss

Chief Executive Officer, Search for Common Ground

Board Chairman, Soliya

Facilitating inter-religious cooperation on issues of shared concern as a means to deepen trust through collaboration. Utilizing diverse tools and technologies to foster dialogue and cooperation, from traditional in-person roundtable dialogues to social impact entertainment (TV and radio drama and...

IndiaIslamImam Organization

Dr. Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi

Chief Imam, All India Imam Organisation

Dr. Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi is the Chief Imam of the All India Imam Organization which is a voice of half a million Imams of India who happens to be the religious and spiritual guide of 210 Million Indian Muslims. AIIO is recognized in that capacity and role both at the national and international...

Farha Iman
IndiaIslamInterfaithYouthIslamPeace and Conflict Resolution

Farha Iman

General Secretary, Sarva Dharma Samvaad (All Religions Dialogue)

Farha Iman is a founding member and general secretary of Sarva Dharma Samvaad (SDS).Before SDS, She worked with National Social Watch (NSW) and Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) as Advocacy and Communications Officer. She has also worked as a researcher for Arigatou International and UNESCO on a...

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