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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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Dr. Mohammad Sammak

KAICIID Board of Directors
Secretary-General, Islamic - Christian National Dialogue Committee, Lebanon

Secretary General, Islamic spiritual Summit (Sunni-Shiite-Druze-Alawite), Lebanon

Secretary, Arab Group for Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Co-President, Religions for Peace, New York

For Dr. Sammak, dialogue is a way of life. It is the culture of building bridges between peoples of different religions and cultures, and the art of searching for the truth in the point of view of the other. Career Summary: Secretary-General of Lebanon’s National Committee for Christian-Muslim...

IndonesiaChristianity

Director Augustina Elga Joan Sarapung

Director, Institute for InterFaith Dialogue in Indonesia

A. Elga J. Sarapung was born in Gorontalo, on August 1st, 1961. She studied theology, and specialized in the field of Missiology and Ecumenical (Oikoumene), which was developed specifically for the study of "Interfaith Relations and Dialogue", as well as "Religions for Justice and Peace", "Conflict...

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Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)

Founder, Interfaith Humanitarian Network-Project Hope
President and Spiritual Head, Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s motto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.” He left his home for the Himalayan jungles and forests in early childhood, in order to live a life devoted to God and in the service of humanity. He spent his youth in silence, meditation, yoga and austerity...

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Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati

Secretary-General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance

President, Divine Shakti Foundation

Director, World-Famous International Yoga Festival, Parmarth 

Sadhviji was raised in an American family in Hollywood, California and graduated from Stanford University. She was completing her Ph.D. when she left America in 1996 to come and live permanently at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India. She has been living there for 22 years, engaged in...

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Rabbi Marc Schneier

President, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

Founding Rabbi, The Hampton Synagogue

Rabbi Marc Schneier founded the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in 1989 in order to help improve relationships between members of different ethnicities. One of the Foundation’s initial missions was to spearhead the rebuilding of the historic alliance between Jews and African Americans. His...

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Dr. Robert P. Sellers

Board Chair, Parliament of the World's Religions

Professor of Theology Emeritus, Hardin-Simmons University, Texas

Parliament Board Chair, Dr. Robert P. Sellers, is Professor of Theology Emeritus at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas. His classes emphasize cross-cultural living, global Christianity, Two-Thirds World and liberation theologies, world religions, and interreligious dialogue. He has a strong...

EgyptIslam

Dr. Abbas Shouman

Deputy Chair, Al-Azhar Ash-Sharif of Egypt
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Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Chairman, British Sikh Consultative Forum

Co-President &Trustee, Religions for Peace

Member, Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Chair and Trustee, Museum of World’s Religions, UK

Bhai Sahib is the third in line of Sikh religious leaders of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ), and since 1995, Chairman of the Nishkam Group of Charitable Organisations, active in religious practice and propagation, social regeneration, heritage conservation and education, health and...

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Rev. Dr. Simone Sinn

Professor of Ecumenical Theology at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland (part of the World Council of Churches and attached to the University of Geneva)

Coordinator of the CAS in Interreligious Studies at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey

Managing Editor of Current Dialogue, the World Council of Churches’ journal on interreligious dialogue

Before joining the World Council of Churches, Dr Sinn worked for five years as study secretary for public theology and interreligious relations at the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Geneva (Switzerland). She initiated and coordinated an international study process on church and religions in the...

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Canon Dr. Andrew Smith

Director of Interfaith Relations, Church of England, Birmingham

Canon Dr. Andrew Smith is the Director of Interfaith Relations for the Bishop of Birmingham. In 2014, at the Bishop of Birmingham’s request, Andrew set up ‘The Birmingham Conversations’ dialogue process which involved people from six different faiths discussing ‘How faith is lived in modern society...

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