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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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Asna Husin
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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...

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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
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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...

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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
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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...

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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...

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Attorney-at-Law Dishani Jayaweera

Co-Founder, Directress, Programme Designer and Strategist, Center for Peace Building and Reconciliation (CPBR)

Dishani Jayaweera is the directress, programme designer and strategist of the Centre for Peacebuilding and Reconciliation(CPBR). Recognizing her work in peace-building, she received the Peacemaker in Action award by Tanenbaum Network- USA in 2012, and became the 2nd runner-up of the Annual ‘Coexist...

Jenny Kartupelis, Director, Faiths in Society Ltd, UK
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Jenny Kartupelis

Director, Faith in Society Ltd

Strategy and Development Officer, World Congress of Faiths

Jenny Kartupelis was Director of the East England Faiths Council for 11 years, and a vital member in its establishment. The Council’s main goals were to advocate for faith in civil society, work with local and national governments, and support local interfaith initiatives. Kartupelis has a...

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Bibi Kiranjot Kaur

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Member (Trustee), Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)

Bibi Kiranjot Kaur is a senior Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member and has previously held the position of General Secretary of the SGPC. Kiranjot Kaur has deep personal interest in the Sikh heritage and has championed high profile conservation causes. Kiranjot’s rich family...

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Aram I Keshishian

Patriarch, The Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia

Born in 1947, in Beirut, Lebanon, His Holiness Catholicos Aram I studied at the Armenian Theological Seminary, Antelias, Lebanon and the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, Geneva, Switzerland. He received his M.Div. from the Near East School of Theology, his S.T.M. jointly from the American University...

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