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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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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...

USAIndiaJapanHinduismDena MerriamGPIWContemplative AllianceWomen InterfaithSacred Earth

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...

Adja Asta Moussa
Central African Republic

Adja Asta Moussa

National President, The National Bureau of Muslim Central African Women (BNFMC)

Adja Asta Moussa, born Kpassa Blandine Asta, is the national president of Muslim women in CAR and the second coordinator of the religious platform in which she coordinates organizations and groups in Bangui's third district. Moussa is the founding President of the organization for Muslim women and...

IndiaUSAJainismAcharya Lokesh MuniJainismPeace EducationInterreligious

Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Founder President, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti

Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni a versatile thinker, writer, poet and social reformer has been continuously making efforts for National character building, development of human values and establishing non- violence, peace and mutual co-operation in the society from last 33 years. He works for removing...

IraqIslamResearchUNESCOExtremism

Prof. Dr. Hassan Nadhem

Professor, UNESCO Chair

UNESCO Chair for the Development of Interreligious Dialogue Studies in the Islamic World at the University of Kufa
Editor-in-Chief of Kufa Review
Editor of book series ‘Intellectual Studies’

Dr. Hassan Nadhem is the Chairholder for the UNESCO Chair for Interreligious Dialogue Studies in the Islamic World at the University of Kufa, Iraq. A University professor, he has taught in many institutions and universities across the Arab world and the West: he is an at-distance lecturer and...

Professor Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
USAIslamIslamSufismperennial philosophyIslamic PhilosophyEnvironmental Studies

Professor Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Vice-President, Congress of Faiths

Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is the only Muslim to be included in the Library of Living Philosophers and has written over 50 books and over 500 articles. A University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, he remains one of the most influential Muslim scholars in the world for his...

Reverend Kosho Niwano
JapanBuddhism

Rev. Kosho Niwano

KAICIID Board of Directors
President-designate, Rissho Kosei-kai

Co-moderator, Religions for Peace International

Board of Directors, Religions for Peace Japan

Board of Directors, Federation of New Religious Organizations of Japan

Date of Birth: 19 Jan. 1968 Granddaughter of Founder Nikkyo Niwano and first daughter of President Nichiko Niwano. Reverend Niwano currently devotes herself to sharing the teachings of the Lotus Sutra with leaders both in Japan and overseas as well as with the members who visit the Great Sacred...

Dr. Fahan Ahmad Nizami
UKIslamStudy of Muslim HistoryConferences

Dr. Farhan Ahmad Nizami

Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Founder-Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Prince of Wales Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford University

Since 1985, Dr. Farhan Ahmad Nizami is the Founder Director of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies , a recognized independent center of the University of Oxford, which was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth II. He was also elected Prince of Wales Fellow at Magdalen College and Emeritus...

BahrainJudaism

Ambassador Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Former Ambassador and Member of Parliament, Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo (b. 1964) was born in the small Arabian kingdom of Bahrain, to Jewish parents of Iraqi ancestry. She spent a major part of her formative years in Britain, where she went to a Jewish school. Nonoo earned her BA and MBA in England, and also married there. After her father...

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