Who is Who in Interreligious Dialogue
The KAICIID Who is Who in Interreligious Dialogue is an online directory of individuals active and expert in the field of IRD including religious leaders, policymakers, heads of international organizations, teachers, trainers and activists. Search the directory to connect with experts and specialists from every region engaged in a wide variety of initiatives.
Advisor on Interreligious Dialogue and Comparative Religion, Researcher and Consultant
Trustee, World Congress of Faiths
Member, Gender Action for Peace and Security, GAPS UK
Member, Royal Society of Arts
Swadeka Ahsun is a researcher and writer on dialogue between religions and faiths in pluralistic societies, aiming to encourage tolerance and strengthen reconciliation in peacebuilding. Swadeka holds a B.A and M.A in Islamic Studies which researched the topics of interreligious dialogue, comparat...
Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Advisor, Church of England, Birmingham
Reverend Richard J Sudworth was appointed to post of Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter Religious Affairs Advisor in September 2018. He had previously worked in the inner city ministry of the Diocese of Birmingham for 15 years, having commenced h...
Executive Committee Member, World Congress of Faiths
Priest in Charge, Scottish Episcopal Church Inter Faith Relations Committee
Churches Together, Britain & Ireland Inter Faith Theological Advisory Group
Bonnie received her MA in pastoral theology from Heythrop College, University of London. Earlier she took part in a theological exchange at al-Azhar University in Cairo for the Anglican Communion’s al-Azhar Dialogue. Bonnie currently holds office on the Executive Committee of the World Congress of...
Director and Trustee, The Jerusalem and the Middle East Church Association
Former Programme Executive and Coordinator for the World Council of Churches’ inter-religious dialogue and cooperation programme, Clare Amos is currently a Director and Trustee for the Jerusalem and the Middle East Church Association. Before her work with the World Council of Churches, Clare w...
British Author and Commentator, Former Roman Catholic Nun
A former Roman Catholic nun, scholar and admirer of various traditions, Dr. Karen Armstrong is a renowned British author and commentator focusing on commonalities of the major religions, such as the importance of compassion and the Golden Rule. Leaving the convent in 1969 while she was studying at O...
Global Chairperson, United Religions Initiative
Member of the Executive Committee, World Congress of Faiths
Kiran Bali, MBE JP, is a practicing Hindu scholar and a social entrepreneur. As a recipient of numerous international awards, Kiran has been leading at the global interfaith level for many years. As an environmental activist, Kiran has been leading grassroots projects to help tackle climate action. ...
Co-Founder, Centre for Interreligious Dialogue, Heythrop College, University of London
Director, De Nobili Dialogue Centre, Southall, West London
Professor of Interreligious Relations, University of Roehampton
Trustee, the Lokahi Foundation, London
Michael Barnes, S.J. studied at the Universities of London, Oxford and Cambridge and is professor of Interreligious Relations at Heythrop College, University of London. A Jesuit since 1965, his particular area of expertise is Buddhism, the religions of India and Christian-Jewish Relations. His mai...
Vice-President, World Congress of Faiths
Member of Fellowship of Reconciliation, United Religions Initiative; Faith and Belief Forum; Peace Council; Council of Christians and Jews
Wise Woman, Brahma Kumaris
A Vice-President of the World Congress of Faiths, Mary Braybrooke has been part of this organization for over fifty years. She grew up as a Methodist and Unitarian and is now an Anglican and has been a member of the Oxford Diocesan Synod. She has always enjoyed interfaith services. Braybrooke has ...
Joint President, World Congress of Faiths
Co-Founder, Faith and Belief Forum (formerly the Three Faiths Forum)
Marcus Braybrooke is a retired Anglican parish priest. He and his wife Mary, a social worker, have been interfaith and peace activists for fifty years. He joined the World Congress of Faiths in 1964 and is now Joint-President. He was Director of the Council of Christians and Jews (1984-7), Inte...
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 Fel...