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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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Jacqueline Ogega

Jacqueline Moturi Ogega

Director, Women's Program at the World Conference of Religions for Peace

Cofounder and President, Mpanzi, Empowering Women and Girls

Jacqueline Ogega is the Director of the Women’s Program at the World Conference of Religions for Peace, and is the co-founder and president of Mpanzi Empowering Women and Girls. She also served as the African women’s project director at Religion for Peace in Africa, During this term, she...

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Dr. Majeda Omar

Director, Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS)

Majeda Omar is the director of the Royal Institute for Inter-faith Studies in Jordan. She previously served as a Senior Researcher at Majlis El Hassan, (His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal Offices), Royal Hashemite Court, Jordan. She also chaired the philosophy department at the...

Abdoulaye Ouasselegue
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Imam Abdoulaye Ouasselegue

Vice President, Islamic Council Central African Republic

Coordinator, Islamic Relief, Central African Republic

Secretary General, Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulemas, Morocco 

Abdoulaye Ouasselegue, currently Imam of the Petevo mosque in Bangui and coordinator of Islamic Relief in Central African Republic, is the vice president and spokesperson of the Islamic Council in Central African Republic. Secretary General of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulemas, Abdoulaye...

Dr Mark Owen
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Dr. Mark Owen

Secretary General, European Council of Religious Leaders

Director, Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace, University of Winchester 

Dr Mark Owen holds a BA in Theology and Religious Studies, MA in World Religions, and PhD in Tibetan Buddhism. Mark has extensive experience of working with interfaith and multi-faith organisations, and an academic and practical background in religious peacebuilding. Dr Owen has been Secretary...

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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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