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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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IndiaUSAJainismAcharya Lokesh MuniJainismPeace EducationInterreligious

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...

IraqIslamResearchUNESCOExtremism

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...

Reverend Kosho Niwano
JapanBuddhism

Rev. Kosho Niwano

KAICIID Board of Directors
President-designate, Rissho Kosei-kai

Co-moderator, Religions for Peace International

Board of Directors, Religions for Peace Japan

Board of Directors, Federation of New Religious Organizations of Japan

Date of Birth: 19 Jan. 1968 Granddaughter of Founder Nikkyo Niwano and first daughter of President Nichiko Niwano. Reverend Niwano currently devotes herself to sharing the teachings of the Lotus Sutra with leaders both in Japan and overseas as well as with the members who visit the Great Sacred...

Dr. Fahan Ahmad Nizami
UKIslamStudy of Muslim HistoryConferences

Dr. Farhan Ahmad Nizami

Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Founder-Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Prince of Wales Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford University

Since 1985, Dr. Farhan Ahmad Nizami is the Founder Director of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies , a recognized independent center of the University of Oxford, which was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth II. He was also elected Prince of Wales Fellow at Magdalen College and Emeritus...

BahrainJudaism

Ambassador Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo

KAICIID Advisory Forum
Former Ambassador and Member of Parliament, Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo (b. 1964) was born in the small Arabian kingdom of Bahrain, to Jewish parents of Iraqi ancestry. She spent a major part of her formative years in Britain, where she went to a Jewish school. Nonoo earned her BA and MBA in England, and also married there. After her father...

Jacqueline Ogega
KenyaUSAChristianity

Jacqueline Moturi Ogega

Director, Women's Program at the World Conference of Religions for Peace

Cofounder and President, Mpanzi, Empowering Women and Girls

Jacqueline Ogega is the Director of the Women’s Program at the World Conference of Religions for Peace, and is the co-founder and president of Mpanzi Empowering Women and Girls. She also served as the African women’s project director at Religion for Peace in Africa, During this term, she...

JordanIslamDr. Majeda OmarInterfaith DialoguePhilosophy

Dr. Majeda Omar

Director, Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS)

Majeda Omar is the director of the Royal Institute for Inter-faith Studies in Jordan. She previously served as a Senior Researcher at Majlis El Hassan, (His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal Offices), Royal Hashemite Court, Jordan. She also chaired the philosophy department at the...

Abdoulaye Ouasselegue
Central African RepublicIslam

Imam Abdoulaye Ouasselegue

Vice President, Islamic Council Central African Republic

Coordinator, Islamic Relief, Central African Republic

Secretary General, Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulemas, Morocco 

Abdoulaye Ouasselegue, currently Imam of the Petevo mosque in Bangui and coordinator of Islamic Relief in Central African Republic, is the vice president and spokesperson of the Islamic Council in Central African Republic. Secretary General of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulemas, Abdoulaye...

UKBuddhismPeacebuildingConflict ResolutionAnalysis

Dr. Mark Owen

Secretary General, European Council of Religious Leaders

Director, Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace, University of Winchester 

Dr Mark Owen holds a BA in Theology and Religious Studies, MA in World Religions, and PhD in Tibetan Buddhism. Mark has extensive experience of working with interfaith and multi-faith organisations, and an academic and practical background in religious peacebuilding. He has been Secretary General...

ItalyIslamReligious LeaderUnited Nations

Imam Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini

President, CO.RE.IS. (Comunità Religiosa Islamica) Italiana

ISESCO Ambassador for Dialogue among Civilizations
Council Member ECRL European Council of Religious Leaders
Co-Coordinator of the European MJLC Muslim and Jewish Leadership Council

Yahya Pallavicini is president of COREIS, the Islamic Religious Community of Italy, one of the principal organisations of institutional representation of Islam in Italy with a vocation for theological training, ecumenism and intercultural education in the West ( www.coreis.it ). Yahya has been a...

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