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Who's Who

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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Bosnia and HerzegovinaUSAIslamReligionGenderDialoguePeacebuildingGlobal Ethic Education

Dr. Zilka Spahic-Šiljak

Programme Director, Transcultural Psycho-social Educational Foundation (TPO Foundation), BiH

Professor, Stanford University-Global Studies, US

Professor, University of Zenica, BiH

Zilka Spahić Šiljak holds PhD in gender studies, MA in human rights and BA in Religious Studies. Her scope of work includes addressing cutting edge issues involving human rights, politics, religion, gender, education and peace-building with more than fifteen years experience in academic teaching,...


Dr. Gunnar Stålsett

Bishop Emeritus of Oslo

Honorary President, Religions for Peace

Dr Gunnar Stålsett was born in Nordkapp, Norway in 1935. He has a long career as a promoter of peace and reconciliation. Presently he is engaged inter alia in Myanmar. He studied theology in Norway, USA and Germany. He has held several national and international posts, such as General Secretary of...

EgyptChristianityAndrea Zaki

Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki Stephanous

General Director, Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services

President, Protestant Churches of Egypt

Rev. Dr. Andrea Zaki Stephanous, born 1960, is General Director of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services and President of the Protestant churches of Egypt. After receiving his Bachelor of Theology from Cairo Evangelical Seminary, Cairo, Egypt in 1983, he went to Coady...

Reverend Dr. Richard J. Sudworth

Reverend Dr. Richard J. Sudworth

KAICIID Board of Directors
Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Advisor

Reverend Richard J Sudworth was appointed to post of Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Advisor in September 2018. He had previously worked in the inner city ministry of the Diocese of Birmingham for 15 years, having commenced...

Deputy Secretary General Kyoichi Sugino

Deputy Secretary General Kyoichi Sugino

Deputy Secretary General, Religions for Peace (RfP)

Rev. Kyoichi Sugino serves as the Deputy Secretary General of Religions for Peace (RfP). He coordinates RfP’s affiliated interreligious councils, women and youth networks in more than 90 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Rev. Sugino has been directly engaged in...


Ven. Gijun Sugitani

Chair, Religions for Peace Japan

Supreme Advisor, Tendai Buddhist Denomination

Ven. Gijun Sugitani graduated from the faculty of law, and in 1972 he completed all the required units of PhD program in advanced literary studies. In 1968, he was ordained as the Chief Priest of Enju-in Temple of the Tendai Buddhist Denomination. A year after he was elected as the General...

AustraliaChristianityInterfaithSacred HeartsSocial Inclusion and Cohesion

Rev. Helen Summers

Founder and Director, The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne

Advisory Group Member, Multifaith Advisory Group (MAG)
Council Member, Council of Chaplains for Tertiary Institutions

Reverend Helen Summers is an Interfaith Minister, ordained in New York in 1997. Helen is the founder and director of The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne. Helen served as a Board Member of the 2009 Melbourne Parliament of the World’s Religions and Chair of the Arts and Culture Committee. She is a...


Dr. Leonard Swidler

Founder and Director, Dialogue Institute

Co-Founder/Editor, Journal of Ecumenical Studies
Professor of Catholic Thought & Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University

Leonard is a Professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue in the Religion Department of Temple University, where he has taught since 1966. At Temple, and as a visiting professor at universities around the world – including Graz, Austria; Tübingen, Germany; Fudan University, Shanghai;...


The Right Rev. William E. Swing

President and Founder, United Religions Initiative

Co-Founder, Episcopal Community Services

Retired Episcopal Bishop, California, USA

Bishop William Swing is the President and Founder of the URI. Bishop Swing had the original vision of URI in 1993 in response to an invitation from the United Nations which asked him to host an interfaith service honoring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter. Bishop Swing served as...


Prof. Dr. Din Syamsuddin

Professor, National Islamic University Indonesia

Former President, Muhammadiyah

Din Syamsuddin is a Professor on Islamic Political Thought at National Islamic University, Jakarta. Currently he is acting as Special Envoy of the President of Republic of Indonesia for Interfaith and Intercivilizational Dialogue and Cooperation. He was President of Muhammadiyah, from 2005 to 2015...

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