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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. 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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Prof. Dr. Muhammad Machasin

Professor of History of Islamic History and Cultures, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Head, Dian-Interfidei Foundation

Former Director General, Islamic Community Guidance, Ministry of Religious Affairs Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Muhammad Machasin is a professor of history of Islamic cultures at the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (UIN) Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has been actively promoting interfaith dialogue and is a member of the board of the Asian Council on Religion and Peace. He used to be one of the Heads...

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Shaikh Syed Arshad Madani

President, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind

Shaikh Arshad Madani is the son of Maulana Syed Hussain Ahmad Madani, who was the former President, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and Prisoner of Malta. He was also Head of Teachers and Professor of Hadees in Darul Uloom, Deoband, Uttar Pradesh, India. Since 2006, Shaikh Arshad Madani has been President of...


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

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

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.


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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