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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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Alison Van Dyk

Executive Director and Chairman of the Board, Temple of Understanding

Alison Van Dyk holds M.A. degrees in clinical psychology and transpersonal counciling psychology. She has been a child psychotherapist in private practice for the past 30 years. In 1989 she founded the Early Childhood Project for preschool at risk children in the South Bronx, New York. She is...


Swami Varadananda

Hindu Monk of the Ramakrishna Order

Board of Trustees, Parliament of the World’s Religions Swami Varadananda is a Hindu monk of the Ramakrishna Order, which has its headquarters at Belur Math in India. Swami Varadananda joined the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago in 1973, was ordained in 1982, and is now the manager of the...

William Vendley
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Dr. William F. Vendley

Former Secretary General, Religions for Peace (RfP)

Dr. William F. Vendley is the former Secretary General of Religions for Peace International. Its World Council consists of 60 senior religious leaders from all continents. From 1994 to 2019 he coordinated the activities and projects of Religions for Peace in 90 national and 5 regional councils. He...

Katherina von Schnurbein
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Katharina von Schnurbein

Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism, European Commission

In December 2015, Katharina von Schnurbein, a German national, was appointed the first European Commission Coordinator on combating Antisemitism. Before, she was advisor to Commission President José Manuel Barroso on the Commission's dialogue with Churches, religions, philosophical and non-...

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