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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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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...


Maulana Wahidudin Khan

Founder, Centre for Peace and Spirituality International

Board Member, Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan is an Islamic scholar who has dedicated his life to Islamic scholarship and teachings in the modern era. He is founder of the Centre for Peace and Spirituality International and India’s Urdu Islamic Institution, the Islamic Centre, which preaches religious awareness, social...

Steve Killelea

Steve Killelea

Founder and Executive Chairman, Institute for Economics and Peace

Honorary President, Religions for Peace After establishing himself as a successful entrepreneur in software and technology, Steve Killelea became prominent in philanthropic work centered around sustainable development and peace. His first company, Integrated Research Ltd (IR), focused on payments...

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Maqsoud Kruse

Executive Director, Hedayah Centre

Maqsoud Kruse has been the Executive Director of Hedayah, The International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, since its founding in December 2012. He is also a Steering Board Member of the Policy, Think and Do Tanks Constituency for the Global Community Engagement and...

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

Most. Rev. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto

Matthew Hassan Kukah is the current Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto in northwestern Nigeria. He was ordained on December 19, 1976. He was formerly the Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria and Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Kaduna until he was ordained...

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Rabbi Joseph Levi

President, Florence School of Advances Studies for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue

Director of Shemah, School for Jewish Studies and culture, Margulies Levinas, Florence
Professor at Cardinal Bea Center for Judaic Studies, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
Former President of Rabbis for Human Rights, Israel (1993-1996)
Member of European Rabbinical Conference


Rabbi, scholar of Jewish thought. Professor of Jewish Philosophy of the Renaissance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and at the Center for Studies on the Renaissance and the University of Siena. Since 2006 he has been teaching Jewish Thought and History of the Jewish Liturgy at the Bea Center...

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Prof. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University

Mary Jane Werthan Professor in Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Professor of Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt College of Arts and Sciences
Affiliated Professor, Woolf Institute: Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge

Amy-Jill Levine (B.A. Smith College; M.A./Ph.D. Duke University) is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Graduate Department of Religion, and College of Arts and...

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Sis. Loh Pai Ling

President, Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia

Chairman, Standing Committee of Interfaith Dialogue, World Fellowship of Buddhists

Vice-Chairman, International Association of Liberal Religious Women, Malaysia Chapter (Protem)

Member, Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism

Loh Pai Ling or fondly known as Sister Pai Ling is a lawyer by training, graduated with a LLB degree from the University of London (External), with a Master Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Hull, UK. Sis. Pai Ling has been serving with Buddhist Missionary Society...

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Samira Luka

Senior Director for Dialogue, Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS)

Member, National Council for Women, Cairo Branch

Member, Board of Trustees,"Bat Elaala"

Samira Luka serves as Senior Director for Dialogue in CEOSS (Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services), a non-governmental organization dedicated to social and cultural development, social justice and inter-religious dialogue in Egypt. Samira works at the international level, as well as...

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Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Archbishop, Catholic Diocese of Vasai

Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado was born on June 6, 1948 in Remedy in Vasai Diocese. He was ordained a priest in October of 1976 in the Archdiocese of Bombay. In May 1998 he was incardinated in the Diocese of Vasai. He was appointed as the Archbishop of Nashik in January 2008 and was ordained in...

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