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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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USAChristianityGenderMyanmarPeaceViolence

Rev. Susan Hayward

Senior Advisor for Religion and Inclusive Societies, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

Susan Hayward is a senior advisor for religion and inclusive societies at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Hayward directs the Institute’s efforts to advance conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation projects engaging the religious sector. Since joining the Institute in 2007, her field work...

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IndonesiaChristianityMargaretha Hendriks RirimasseAmbonIndonesia

Rev. Dr. Margaretha Maria Hendriks-Ririmasse

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Lecturer, Theological Faculty, Indonesian Christian University in Moluccas (UKIM)

Pastor (Em), Protestant Church in the Moluccas

Advisory Forum Member, Moluccas Ambassdors for Peace (MAP)

Co-Founder, Arika Mahina

Rev. Dr. Margaretha Hendriks-Ririmasse of the Protestant Church in the Moluccas was dean of the Theological Faculty of the Indonesian Christian University in Moluccas, and until 2013, the Vice moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (CC WCC). In Indonesia, Hendriks-...

TaiwanBuddhismReligious LeaderInterfaithDialogueReligious MuseumDiversity and Coexistence

Hsin Tao

Founder, Museum of World Religions

Founder, Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Foundation

Founder, Global Family for Love and Peace (GFLP)

Born in upper Burma in 1948 to ethnic Chinese parents, Master Hsin Tao was left orphaned and impoverished at an early age. Having been taken in by the remnants of ROC military units operating along the border of Yunnan, China, he was brought to Taiwan in 1961. At the age of 15, he was deeply moved...

Asna Husin
IndonesiaIslamIslamic PeaceAceh UlamaAceh WomenIndonesian American MuslimsInterfaith

Prof. Dr. Asna Husin

Professor, Ar-Raniry State Islamic University

Founder, Peace Education Program, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Senior Researcher, Nonviolence International, Washington DC, USA

Asna Husin is Associate Professor (‘Dosen’) teaching Philosophy of Education and Islamic Civilization at Ar-Raniry State Islamic University at Darussalam in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. She currently serves as senior researcher at the Washington D.C. based NGO Nonviolence International, working on...

UKIslamInterfaithInterreligiousPeacebuilding

Imam Monawar Hussain

Founder, The Oxford Foundation

Member of Consultative Council, Three Faiths Forum
Imam and Muslim Tutor, Eton College
Advisory Board, Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion
Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Executive Committee Member, World Congress of Faiths
Board Member, The Oxford Trust

Monawar studied Theology at the University of Oxford and holds a Master of Arts degree in Abrahamic Religions from the University of London. He also trained as an Imam under the tutelage of the late Sheikh Dr Zaki Badawi KBE at the Muslim College, Ealing, UK. Monawar is the Founder of the Oxford...

Shamil Idriss, CEO, Search for Common Ground
PeacePeacebuildingmediaDialogueRoundtable dialoguesSocial impact entertainmentSocial mediaSport

Shamil Idriss

Chief Executive Officer, Search for Common Ground

Board Chairman, Soliya

Facilitating inter-religious cooperation on issues of shared concern as a means to deepen trust through collaboration. Utilizing diverse tools and technologies to foster dialogue and cooperation, from traditional in-person roundtable dialogues to social impact entertainment (TV and radio drama and...

IndiaIslamImam Organization

Dr. Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi

Chief Imam, All India Imam Organisation

Dr. Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi is the Chief Imam of the All India Imam Organization which is a voice of half a million Imams of India who happens to be the religious and spiritual guide of 210 Million Indian Muslims. AIIO is recognized in that capacity and role both at the national and international...

Farha Iman
IndiaIslamInterfaithYouthIslamPeace and Conflict Resolution

Farha Iman

General Secretary, Sarva Dharma Samvaad (All Religions Dialogue)

Farha Iman is a founding member and general secretary of Sarva Dharma Samvaad (SDS).Before SDS, She worked with National Social Watch (NSW) and Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) as Advocacy and Communications Officer. She has also worked as a researcher for Arigatou International and UNESCO on a...

IraqEgyptFranceChristianity

Father Ameer Jaje

Founding Member, Iraqi Council of Interfaith Dialogue

Advisor, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ICID)

Professor, Catholic Institute for Theology in Paris

Father Ameer Jaje is a Dominican priest and Advisor to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and Professor at the Catholic Institute for Theology in Paris. He is a Founding Member of the Iraqi Council for Interfaith Dialogue since 2013 and Member of the Dominican Institute of Oriental...

IndiaBrahma KurmisJankiIndiaWomenSpiritual

Dadi Janki

Spiritual Head, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

Dadi (Elder Sister) Janki, has dedicated more than 80 years of her life to the work of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University of which she is the Spiritual Head. She was born in 1916 in Hyderabad Sind (now Pakistan). After serving throughout India in the years following independence, she...

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