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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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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...

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Imam Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini

President, CO.RE.IS. (Comunità Religiosa Islamica) Italiana

ISESCO Ambassador for Dialogue among Civilizations
Council Member ECRL European Council of Religious Leaders
Co-Coordinator of the European MJLC Muslim and Jewish Leadership Council

Yahya Pallavicini is president of COREIS, the Islamic Religious Community of Italy, one of the principal organisations of institutional representation of Islam in Italy with a vocation for theological training, ecumenism and intercultural education in the West ( www.coreis.it ). Yahya has been a...


His Virtue, Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshükür Hummat Pashazade

KAICIID Board of Directors
Sheikh ul-Islam of the Caucasus

Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims` Board

Secretary General of  Baku International Centre for Interfaith and inter-Civilization Cooperation (BCIC)

Co-chair of CIS Interreligious Council



His Virtue Prof. Dr. Allahshukur Pashazade is the current Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims` Board (CMB), Secretary General of BCIC (Baku International Centre for Interfaith and Inter-Civilization Cooperation and Sheikh ul-Islam of Caucasus. Born in 1949, Azerbaijan, he received his religious...


Dr. Ebrahim Sadruddin Patel

Founder and President, Inter Faith Youth Core (IFYC)

Eboo Patel was named by US News & World Report one of America's Best Leaders of 2009. Eboo Patel is the Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a Chicago-based organization building the field of interfaith leadership. Author of the books Acts of Faith, which won the Louisville...

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Mr. James Patton

President & CEO, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD)

James Patton has conducted international development, conflict transformation and social reconciliation for over two decades in more than a dozen countries, building collaborative networks and programs with the entire range of social and political actors in complex conflict environments. His non-...

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Rev. Dr. John Pawlikowski

Professor Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union

Board Member, Council for the Parliament of the World's Religions

Former President, International Council of Christians and Jews

Rev. Dr. John Pawlikowski has studied the Nazi Holocaust extensively. His scholarly interests include the theological and ethical aspects of the Christian-Jewish relationship and public ethics. A leading figure in the Christian-Jewish dialogue, he is the former president of the International...


Dr. Kusumita P. Pedersen

Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, St. Francis College, New York

Trustee, Parliament of the World's Religions

Co-Chair, Interfaith Center of New York

Vice President, Committee of Religious NGOs, United Nations

Kusumita P. Pedersen is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at St. Francis College, New York, and has has been part of the global interfaith movement for over thirty years. She is a Trustee of the Parliament of the World's Religions and serves as Co-Chair of the Interfaith Center of New York.She...

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Mr. Christopher H. Peters

President and CEO, 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Trustee and Co-Chairperson, Parliament of the World’s Religions

Member and Chairperson, Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions

A graduate of the University of California at Davis and Stanford University, Christopher H. Peters is the President and CEO of the 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples (SGF), Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and Chairperson of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the...


Dr. Muljibhai L. Pindolia

President, Hindu Council of Africa

Honorary President, Religions for Peace

Dr. Pindolia, born in 1942, in Cutch, India, emigrated to Kenya on the 30th of October 1952. He is currently the Chairman of Kens Metal Group of Companies, however, on from an interreligious aspect, he is the president of the Hindu Council of Africa, and an honorary president for Religions for...


Doz. Dr. Mihailo Popović

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Secretary and Scholar, Metropolis of Austria, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Since March 2012, Doz. Dr. Popović has been serving as Secretary of His Eminence the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Dr. Arsenios (Kardamakis) of Austria (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople). Dr. Popović has obtained the following academic qualifications: Doz. Mag. Dr. phil.; 2000: Mag. phil...

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