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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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South AfricaHinduism

Honourable Ela Gandhi

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Trustee, Gandhi Development Trust

Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi, also known as 'Mahatma' (great soul) Gandhi, the man who famously led Indians to independence from their British colonizers in 1946. She was born in 1940 and grew up in the Phoenix Settlement, the first Ashram established by Mahatma Gandhi, in the...

Nyambura Gichuki
GlobalChristianityLeadershipNetworkingServiceDevelopmentYouth

Nyambura Gichuki

End Child Poverty Programs Officer, Arigatou International

I am committed to sharing hope and developing the leadership capabilities of the young women and men that I serve. I believe in investing in people and enabling them to live a meaningful life, because every person matters. It’s with this purpose that I engage in interfaith cooperation and promoting...

FranceChristianity

Elisabeth Guigou

President, Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for Euromed Intercultural Dialogue

Founder, Femmes d'Europe (Women of Europe)

Politician and Former Minister, France

Elisabeth Guigou has been elected as President of the Anna Lindh Foundation in 2014. She has been a Member of the National Assembly for Seine-Saint-Denis since 2002 when she was elected Vice-President of the National Assembly (2011) and Chair President of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Mrs Guigou...

PhilippinesChristianityInterfaithPeacebuildingDialogueconflict-transformation

Maria Teresa "Marites" Guingona-Africa, Ph.D.

Founder and Executive Director, Peacemakers' Circle Foundation, Inc.

Marites Africa, Ph.D. has worked for the past twenty years on grassroots Muslim-Christian community-building around conflict-ridden communities in Metro Manila and North Cotabato, Mindanao. While she is a lecturer on Muslim-Christian Dialogue for Nation-Building and Conflict Transformation and...

USABuddhismChristianityDharma Master Hsin TaoBuddhist-Muslim DialogueMuseum of World ReligionsElijah Interfaith InstituteSambo Zen Lineage

Dr. Maria Reis Habito

International Program Director, Museum of World Religions, Taipei, Taiwan

Officer, Global Family for Love and Peace

Director, Elijah Interfaith Institute, USA

Board Member, Museum of World Religions, UK

Maria Reis Habito is the International Program Director of the Museum of World Religions, the Director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute USA, and a Zen Teacher authorized in the Sanbo Zen lineage. She has lived in Taiwan and studied the Chinese language (1979-1981), and in Kyoto, Japan, where she...

EthiopiaChristianity

Ambassador Mussie Hailu

Global Envoy, United Religions Initiative (URI)

URI Representative, African Union and United Nations Office in Nairobi & Geneva

Regional Director, URI Africa

Ambassador Mussie Hailu is a peace and interfaith activist who is working at national, regional and international levels for peace, reconciliation, interfaith harmony, human dignity, environmental protection, compassion for animals, disarmament, the control of the proliferation of small arms and...

Genard Hajdini
AlbaniaChristianityHealthChristianitySocial EntrepreneurshipReligionsEducation

Mr. Genard Hajdini

Secretary General, Interreligious Council of Albania

Genard Hajdini holds an MBA and a Masters degree from the Regent University. He started out to work as Inter-Religious Council (IRC) of Albania coordinator in July 2007, and in June 2008, he was nominated and voted by the four traditional religious leaders of Albania: Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic and...

TurkeyJudaismTurkeyhalevahahambasiinstanbulChief Rabbi

Chief Rabbi Isaak Haleva

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Chief Rabbi of Turkey

Born in Istanbul, in 1940 he graduated from Beyoğlu Jewish High School and continued his higher education at the Porat Yosef Religious Academy in Jerusalem. Graduated from the Academy as a Rabbi with degrees in religious law and education, he returned to Istanbul and started working. During the...

CanadaChristianityInterfaith DialogueEcumenismOld TestamentBible Social Justice

Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton

Co-President, Religions for Peace

Former General Secretary, Canadian Council of Churches

The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton is an ordained minister in The United Church of Canada and served for 15 years as the General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), the broadest ecumenical council in the world. She is also creator and past chair of The Canadian Interfaith Conversation and...

USAChristianity

Dr. Charles C. Haynes

Vice president, Newseum Institute

Executive director, Religious Freedom Center

Dr. Charles C. Haynes is vice president of the Newseum Institute, founding director of the Religious Freedom Center and a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center. He writes and speaks extensively on religious liberty and religion in American public life. Haynes is best known for his work on...

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