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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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Swami Chidanand Saraswati

Co-Founder, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA)

Founder, Interfaith Humanitarian Network-Project Hope
President and Spiritual Head, Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji’s motto in life is, “In the Service of God and humanity.” He left his home for the Himalayan jungles and forests in early childhood, in order to live a life devoted to God and in the service of humanity. He spent his youth in silence, meditation, yoga and austerity...


Rabbi Marc Schneier

President, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

Founding Rabbi, The Hampton Synagogue

Rabbi Marc Schneier founded the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in 1989 in order to help improve relationships between members of different ethnicities. One of the Foundation’s initial missions was to spearhead the rebuilding of the historic alliance between Jews and African Americans. His...


Dr. Robert P. Sellers

Board Chair, Parliament of the World's Religions

Professor of Theology Emeritus, Hardin-Simmons University, Texas

Parliament Board Chair, Dr. Robert P. Sellers, is Professor of Theology Emeritus at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas. His classes emphasize cross-cultural living, global Christianity, Two-Thirds World and liberation theologies, world religions, and interreligious dialogue. He has a strong...


Dr. Abbas Shouman

Deputy Chair, Al-Azhar Ash-Sharif of Egypt

Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Ahluwalia

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Chairman, British Sikh Consultative Forum

Co-President &Trustee, Religions for Peace

Member, Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Chair and Trustee, Museum of World’s Religions, UK

Bhai Sahib is the third in line of Sikh religious leaders of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ), and since 1995, Chairman of the Nishkam Group of Charitable Organisations, active in religious practice and propagation, social regeneration, heritage conservation and education, health and...

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Rev. Dr. Simone Sinn

Professor of Ecumenical Theology at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland (part of the World Council of Churches and attached to the University of Geneva)

Coordinator of the CAS in Interreligious Studies at the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey

Managing Editor of Current Dialogue, the World Council of Churches’ journal on interreligious dialogue

Before joining the World Council of Churches, Dr Sinn worked for five years as study secretary for public theology and interreligious relations at the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Geneva (Switzerland). She initiated and coordinated an international study process on church and religions in the...


Canon Dr. Andrew Smith

Director of Interfaith Relations, Church of England, Birmingham

Canon Dr. Andrew Smith is the Director of Interfaith Relations for the Bishop of Birmingham. In 2014, at the Bishop of Birmingham’s request, Andrew set up ‘The Birmingham Conversations’ dialogue process which involved people from six different faiths discussing ‘How faith is lived in modern society...

Norman Solomon: Rabbi, Interfaith Consultant, Scholar, Author
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Rabbi Dr. Norman Solomon

Vice-President, World Congress of Faiths

Senior Associate, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford

Norman Solomon was born in Cardiff, and was educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He has served as rabbi to Orthodox congregations in Manchester, Liverpool, London and Birmingham. Currently, he is a member of Wolfson College of Oxford University and of the Oxford University Teaching and...

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Samir Somaiya

President, Somaiya Vidyavihar

Somaiya Vidyavihar was founded in 1959 with the conviction that modern education has to have its roots in strong values. It is among the largest private educational campus in Mumbai, and has 34 institutions with 39,000 students and 1,500 teaching staff. It provides value-based education alongside...

Mme Cissé Hadja Mariama

Mme. Cissé Hadja Mariama Sow

Presidente, Union of Oulémas Women of Guinea (UFOG)

Co-President, Religions for Peace

Founding President, Women's Association of West Africa (NWAC)

Born in Guinea, Fulani, Mme. Cisse Hadja Mariama Sow has had a distinguished political career of more than 50 years in the field of the promotion of women's rights. She is currently the president of the Union of Oulémas Women of Guinea (UFOG). She is also involved in interreligious dialogue and...

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