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.
Founder and President, Women in Islam
Aisha H.L. al-Adawiya is the founder and President of Women in Islam, Inc., an organization of Muslim women which focuses on human rights and social justice. Ms. al-Adawiya also represents Muslim women’s Non-Governmental Organizations at United Nations forums, as well as coordinating Islamic input...
MS. SWADEKA AHSUN
Advisor on Interreligious Dialogue and Comparative Religion, Researcher and Consultant
Trustee, World Congress of Faiths
Member, Royal Society of Arts
Member, Gender Action for Peace and Security, GAPS UK
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...
DR. AHMED ABADDI
Secretary General, Rabita Mohammadia des Oulémas (Muhammadan League of Religious Scholars)
Born on July 14, 1960 in Settat. Morocco. 1986, Degree in Islamic Studies; 1987, Diploma, High University Studies; 1991, doctoral degree in Islamic Studies. 1992-94, Chair, Islamic Studies Department; 1995, Professor, North African Sociology Programme, Cadi Ayyad and De Paul University-Chicago ; ...
Metropolitan Emmanuel Adamakis
Metropolitan, Metropolitan of France
Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate During his service to the Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel has become an advocate for peace and dialogue. Career Summary: Metropolitan of France, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (election 2003) Former President of the Conference of European Churc...
MSGR. Khaled Boutros Akasheh
Bureau Chief for Islam, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
Monsignor Akasheh was born in Karak, Jordan, on 15 December 1954. After study in the elementary school of the parish in his native city, he entered the Seminary of the Latin Patriarcate of Jerusalem at Beit Jala, Palestine, in 1966, where he completed his preparatory and secondary studies. He was or...
Dr. Abubaker Ahmed Al-Shingieti
Vice President for Preventive Engagement, International Centre for Religion and Diplomacy
Dr. Abubaker Ahmed Al-Shingieti is Vice President for Preventive Engagement of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, and is uniquely experienced in government affairs and diplomatic relations. He is strongly committed to interreligious reconciliation, and through his work at the Centr...
José "Chencho" Alas
President and Executive Director, Foundation for Sustainability and Peacemaking in Mesoameric
José Inocencio "Chencho" Alas is a community organizer and former priest from El- Salvador. The director of the Foundation for Sustainability and Peacemaking in Mesoamerica, "Chencho"- as he is fondly known – also established the Foundation for Self Sufficiency in Central America....
Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne
General Secretary, Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya
Vinya Ariyaratne, M.D., is general secretary of the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya, an NGO founded on the inspiration of the social teachings of the Buddha by his father in 1958. As lead facilitator for the One Text Initiative and member of the Council of the Arigatou Foundation’s Glob...
Board of Trustees, Parliament of the World’s Religions
Swami Varadananda is a Hindu monk of the Ramakrishna Order, which has its headquarters at Belur Math in India. Swami Varadananda joined the Vivekananda Vedanta Society of Chicago in 1973, was ordained in 1982, and is now the manager of the center. Of Catholic background, he discovered Vedanta and me...
REVEREND DR. RICHARD J. SUDWORTH
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...