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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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His Excellency Shaykh ‘Abdallah Bin Bayyah

President, Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies

Chairman of the United Arab Emirates Fatwa Council
Co-Moderator and Executive Committee Member of Religions for Peace

Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah was born in 1935 in the East of Mauritania. He is a scholar who grew up in a house known for its scholarship; his father Shaykh Mahfoudh Ben Bayah, may God have mercy on him, was one of the region’s eminent scholars and the head of the Conference of Mauritanian Scholars...

Mary Braybrooke, Vice-President, World Congress of Faiths
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Mary Braybrooke

Vice-President, World Congress of Faiths

Member of Fellowship of Reconciliation;  United Religions Initiative; Faith and Belief Forum; Peace Council; Council of Christians and Jews

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A Vice-President of the World Congress of Faiths, Mary Braybrooke has been part of this organization for over fifty years. She grew up as a Methodist and Unitarian and is now an Anglican and has been a member of the Oxford Diocesan Synod. She has always enjoyed interfaith services. Braybrooke has...

Marcus Braybrooke, Joint President, World Congress of Faiths
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Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke

Joint President, World Congress of Faiths

Co-Founder of the Faith and Belief Forum (formerly the Three Faiths Forum)

Marcus Braybrooke is a retired Anglican parish priest. He and his wife Mary, a social worker, have been interfaith and peace activists for fifty years. He joined the World Congress of Faiths in 1964 and is now Joint-President. He was Director of the Council of Christians and Jews (1984-7),...

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His Grace Dr. Luigi Bressan

Former Archbishop of Trento, R.C. Archdiocese of Trento

His Grace, Archbishop Luigi Bressan, was born in 1940 in Trento (Italy) and was ordained Priest in 1964 and Bishop in 1989, promoted as Archbishop of Trento in 1999. He resigned because of age in 2016 and was appointed National Assistant of two Italian Associations dealing with development projects...

His Excellency Archimandrite Philaret Bulekov
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His Excellency Archimandrite Philaret Bulekov

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Vice Chairman, Department for External Church Relations, Moscow Patriarchate, Russian Orthodox Church

Chairman, Chair of External Church Relations and Social Sciences, Ss Cyril and Methodius School of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies

Co-President, Religions for Peace

Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov) was born in 1967 in Moscow and studied at the Moscow State University and then at the Moscow Theological Academy, graduating with a Candidate of Theology degree and a thesis on the Maronite Church. He served in the Department of External Church Relations and in the...

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Grand Mufti of Bosnia Herzegovina Mustafa Ceric

President, World Bosniak Congress

Co-founder, Interreligious Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Co-founder, Executive Committee, European Council of Religious Leaders

Co-founder, International Commission for Peace Research, UNESCO

Dr. Mustafa Ceric has served as the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina since 1999. Ceric was educated at al-Azhar University in Cairo and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He served as the Imam of the Islamic Center of Zagreb in Croatia, and later of the Islamic Cultural Center in...

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Rev. Prof. Dr. Fadi Daou

Co-Founder and President, Adyan Foundation

Born in 1971 in Lebanon, Fadi Daou is currently the Chairperson and CEO of Adyan Foundation, where he contributes, in Lebanon and internationally, to the promotion of coexistence, interfaith relations and inclusive citizenship. Adyan’s successful work was recognized in 2018 by receiving the Niwano...

Hanni Dawah
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Dr. Hani Dawah

KAICIID Fellow
Deputy Senior Media Advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt

Hani Dawah is the current Deputy of the Senior Media Advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt. He is a 2017 International Fellow of KAICIID, Vienna; a member of the Interreligious Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arab World, as Representative of the Grand Mufti of Egypt, and an incumbent...

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Joyce S. Dubensky

CEO, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Board of Directors, Sikh Art & Film Foundation

Joyce S. Dubensky is the CEO of Tanenbaum, a globally recognized thought leader in combating religious violence and hatred by tackling religious bullying of students, harassment in workplaces, and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs. Dubensky helps makes the world safer...

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Jean Frances Duff

President, The Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities

Ms Duff serves as chief executive of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith & Local Communities (JLI) an international, interfaith, multi-sector collaboration for excellent evidence for faith groups’ activity and contribution to development and humanitarian challenges. JLI’s goal is to equip...

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