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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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Prof. Katherine Marshall

Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue

Senior Fellow, Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs

Katherine Marshall is one of the founders and currently the executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue. She is a senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where she manages work on religion and global development, as well as holding a professor...

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Most Reverend James Massa

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn, Moderator of the Curia, Vicar for Education, Vicar for Evangelization, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn

The Most Reverend James Massa is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. A graduate of Boston College and Yale University’s School of Divinity, the Most Reverend Massa pursued his doctorate in systematic theology at Fordham University in New York, where he wrote his...

Father Zakaria Matta
Christianity

Fr. Zakaria Matta

Priest, Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, Marsa Matrouh

Father Matta Zakaria currently serves as Patron of the Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Marsa Matrouh, Egypt and serves as a representative of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Egypt in interreligious matters.

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Sr. Kathleen McGarvey

Founder, Interfaith Forum of Muslim and Christian Women’s Association

Sr. Kathleen McGarvey is a Catholic Religious Sister of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) and currently the Provincial superior of her Religious Congregation in Ireland. Kathleen earned her Doctorate Degree in Missiology from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Her research focused...

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Pastor Zerihun Degu Menegeste

Secretary General, Interreligious Council of Ethiopia

Board Member and East Africa Board Chairman, Africa Evangelical Fellowship

Board Chairman, Ethiopian Evangelical Churches Fellowship

Board ​​​​​​Member, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation

Member of Steering Committee, African Union

Pastor Zerihun Degu Menegeste was born in 1966 in Ethiopia and is the current Secretary General of the Interreligious Council of Ethiopia. Pastor Menegeste obtained a Master of Arts in Leadership from the Pan Africa Christian University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Addis...

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Dena Merriam

Founder and Convener, Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW)

Founding Member, The Contemplative Alliance

Ms. Merriam began working in the inter-faith movement in the late 1990s when she served as Vice Chair of the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders held at the United Nation in New York in the year 2000. She subsequently convened a meeting of women religious and spiritual...

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Rev. Keishi Miyamoto

Spiritual Director, Myochikai

President, Arigatou International
Convener, Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC)

Rev. Keishi Miyamoto is the Spiritual Director of Myochikai, a Buddhist organization in Japan. He is also President of Arigatou International, which was established by Myochikai. His work through Arigatou International, which is focused on building a world where all children can grow up safe and...

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Central African Republic

Adja Asta Moussa

National President, The National Bureau of Muslim Central African Women (BNFMC)

Adja Asta Moussa, born Kpassa Blandine Asta, is the national president of Muslim women in CAR and the second coordinator of the religious platform in which she coordinates organizations and groups in Bangui's third district. Moussa is the founding President of the organization for Muslim women and...

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Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Founder President, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti

Acharya Dr. Lokesh Muni a versatile thinker, writer, poet and social reformer has been continuously making efforts for National character building, development of human values and establishing non- violence, peace and mutual co-operation in the society from last 33 years. He works for removing...

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Prof. Dr. Hassan Nadhem

Professor, UNESCO Chair

UNESCO Chair for the Development of Interreligious Dialogue Studies in the Islamic World at the University of Kufa
Editor-in-Chief of Kufa Review
Editor of book series ‘Intellectual Studies’

Dr. Hassan Nadhem is the Chairholder for the UNESCO Chair for Interreligious Dialogue Studies in the Islamic World at the University of Kufa, Iraq. A University professor, he has taught in many institutions and universities across the Arab world and the West: he is an at-distance lecturer and...

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