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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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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...

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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...


H.E Prof. Dr. Tarek Mitri

President, Saint George University of Beirut

President, Nicholas Sursock Museum

President, Institute of Palestine Studies

Dr. Tarek Mitri is the President of Saint George University of Beirut. He was the Director of the Fares Institute on Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut. He has served in multiple ministerial positions in Lebanon and was the former Special Representative of...

Imam Sheikh Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi

Director General, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society

Imam Sayed Razawi is the Chief Imam and Director General of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS). He is also an associate and a project director at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, as well as being a Visiting Scholar at the University of Strathclyde.Nationally,...


Dr. Ahmed Abaddi

Secretary General, Rabita Mohammadia des Oulémas (Muhammadan League of Religious Scholars)

Born on July 14, 1960 in Settat. Morocco. 1986, Degree in Islamic Studies; 1987, Diploma, High University Studies; 1991, doctoral degree in Islamic Studies. 1992-94, Chair, Islamic Studies Department; 1995, Professor, North African Sociology Programme, Cadi Ayyad and De Paul University-Chicago ;...

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Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis

KAICIID Board of Directors
Metropolitan of France

Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

During his service to the Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel has become an advocate for peace and dialogue. Career Summary: Metropolitan of France, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (election 2003) Former President of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and President of the...

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Dr. Brian J. Adams

Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University

Chair, Board of Trustees, A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY)
Advisory Board, Baraza e.V.
Founder, G20 Interfaith Forum

Brian J. Adams is the Director of the Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University. Holder of a Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science, and two Master degrees in Community Development and Conflict Resolution, Adams focuses on the promotion of interreligious,...


Dr. Haggar Mahamat Ahmat

CEO, Cultural Center for Research and African and Arab Studies

President, International Committee of the Group of Islamic-Christian friendship (GAIC)

Former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of Government

Dr. Haggar Mahamat Ahmat is Former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Head of Government. He has also served as CEO of the Cultural Center for Research and African and Arab Studies, former representative for Central and West Africa at the NGO World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) - Saudi...

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Ms. Swadeka Ahsun

Researcher, Consultant and Advisor on Interreligious Dialogue, Comparative Religion, Peace and Harmony

Trustee, World Congress of Faiths

Member, Royal Society of Arts

Member, Gender Action for Peace and Security, GAPS UK

Swadeka Ahsun is a researcher and writer on dialogue between religions and faiths in pluralistic societies, aiming to encourage tolerance and strengthen reconciliation in peacebuilding. Swadeka holds a B.A and M.A in Islamic Studies which researched the topics of interreligious dialogue,...


Msgr. Khaled Boutros Akasheh

Bureau Chief for Islam, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Monsignor Akasheh was born in Karak, Jordan, on 15 December 1954. After study in the elementary school of the parish in his native city, he entered the Seminary of the Latin Patriarcate of Jerusalem at Beit Jala, Palestine, in 1966, where he completed his preparatory and secondary studies. He was...

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