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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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Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Archbishop, Catholic Diocese of Vasai

Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado was born on June 6, 1948 in Remedy in Vasai Diocese. He was ordained a priest in October of 1976 in the Archdiocese of Bombay. In May 1998 he was incardinated in the Diocese of Vasai. He was appointed as the Archbishop of Nashik in January 2008 and was ordained in...

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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Machasin

Professor of History of Islamic History and Cultures, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Head, Dian-Interfidei Foundation

Former Director General, Islamic Community Guidance, Ministry of Religious Affairs Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Muhammad Machasin is a professor of history of Islamic cultures at the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN) Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has been actively promoting interfaith dialogue and is a member of the board of the Asian Council on Religion and Peace. He used to be one of the Heads...

IndiaIslamMigrationEducationReligious Leader

Shaikh Syed Arshad Madani

President, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

Shaikh Arshad Madani is the son of Maulana Syed Hussain Ahmad Madani, who was the former President, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and Prisoner of Malta. He was also Head of Teachers and Professor of Hadees in Darul Uloom, Deoband, Uttar Pradesh, India. Since 2006, Shaikh Arshad Madani has been President of...

USAChristianityPeacebuildingGovernanceMappingDevelopmentAfrica

Prof. Katherine Marshall

Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue

Senior Fellow, Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

Katherine Marshall is one of the founders and currently the executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue. She is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where she manages work on religion and global development, as well as holding a professor...

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Most Reverend James Massa

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, Moderator of the Curia, Vicar for Education, Vicar for Evangelization, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

The Most Reverend James Massa is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. A graduate of Boston College and Yale University’s School of Divinity, the Most Reverend Massa pursued his doctorate in systematic theology at Fordham University in New York, where he wrote his...

Father Zakaria Matta
Christianity

Fr. Zakaria Matta

Priest, Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Marsa Matrouh

Father Matta Zakaria currently serves as Patron of the Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Marsa Matrouh, Egypt and serves as a representative of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt in interreligious matters.

NigeriaChristianity

Sr. Kathleen McGarvey

Founder, Interfaith Forum of Muslim and Christian Women’s Association

Sr. Kathleen McGarvey is a Catholic Religious Sister of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) and currently the Provincial superior of her Religious Congregation in Ireland. Kathleen earned her Doctorate Degree in Missiology from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Her research focused...

EthiopiaChristianity

Pastor Zerihun Degu Menegeste

Secretary General, Interreligious Council of Ethiopia

Board Member and East Africa Board Chairman, Africa Evangelical Fellowship

Board Chairman, Ethiopian Evangelical Churches Fellowship

Board ​​​​​​Member, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

Member of Steering Committee, African Union

Pastor Zerihun Degu Menegeste was born in 1966 in Ethiopia and is the current Secretary General of the Interreligious Council of Ethiopia. Pastor Menegeste obtained a Master of Arts in Leadership from the Pan Africa Christian University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Addis...

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Dena Merriam

Founder and Convener, Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW)

Founding Member, The Contemplative Alliance

Ms. Merriam began working in the inter-faith movement in the late 1990s when she served as Vice Chair of the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nation in New York in the year 2000. She subsequently convened a meeting of women religious and spiritual...

JapanBuddhismChild rightsGNRCInterfaith CooperationWorld Peace

Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

Spiritual Director, Myochikai

President, Arigatou International
Convener, Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC)

Rev. Keishi Miyamoto is the Spiritual Director of Myochikai, a Buddhist organization in Japan. He is also President of Arigatou International, which was established by Myochikai. His work through Arigatou International, which is focused on building a world where all children can grow up safe and...

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