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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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Mr. Christopher H. Peters

President and CEO, 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Trustee and Co-Chairperson, Parliament of the World’s Religions

Member and Chairperson, Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions

A graduate of the University of California at Davis and Stanford University, Christopher H. Peters is the President and CEO of the 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples (SGF), Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and Chairperson of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the...


Dr. Muljibhai L. Pindolia

President, Hindu Council of Africa

Honorary President, Religions for Peace

Dr. Pindolia, born in 1942, in Cutch, India, emigrated to Kenya on the 30th of October 1952. He is currently the Chairman of Kens Metal Group of Companies, however, on from an interreligious aspect, he is the president of the Hindu Council of Africa, and an honorary president for Religions for...


Doz. Dr. Mihailo Popović

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Secretary and Scholar, Metropolis of Austria, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

Since March 2012, Doz. Dr. Popović has been serving as Secretary of His Eminence the Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Dr. Arsenios (Kardamakis) of Austria (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople). Dr. Popović has obtained the following academic qualifications: Doz. Mag. Dr. phil.; 2000: Mag. phil...

Reverend Mark Poulson
UKChristianityChurch of EnglandKings Centre SouthallSt Paul's CathedralDiocese of LondonCanon for Presence and Engagement

Canon Mark Poulson

Canon for Inter Faith Relations, Diocese of London

Former Archbishop’s Secretary for Inter-Religious Affairs and National Advisor for Inter-Religious Affairs, Church of England

From 2014 to 2018, Canon Mark Poulson has served as Secretary for Inter-Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter-Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England. Prior to this Mark was the Vicar of St John’s Church, Southall for 11 years, where he and his family...

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Rev. Dr. Shanta D. Premawardhana

President, OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership

The Rev. Dr. Shanta D. Premawardhana is President of the OMNIA Institute for Contextual Leadership, a global leadership training institute for religious leaders and people of faith based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Premarawardhana is originally from Sri Lanka, where he attended seminary education,...


Rev. Dr. Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar

Programme Executive, Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation, World Council of Churches

Rev. Dr. Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar is the Programme Executive for Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation with the World Council of Churches, Geneva. His focus is on building relations of trust and respect with followers of Eastern religious traditions, primarily Hinduism and Buddhism...

Chief Rabbi David Rosen

Rabbi David Rosen

KAICIID Board of Directors
International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee

Rabbi David Rosen was the Chief Rabbi of Ireland and the senior rabbi of the largest Orthodox Jewish Congregation in South Africa. Today he is one of the most prominent Jewish leaders in the field of interreligious affairs. Career Summary: AJC‘s International Director of Interreligious Affairs and...


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...


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...


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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