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.
DR. HUSSEIN BIN GHAZI ALSAMERAI
Chairman, Iraq Scholars Council in Samarra
Member, Iraqi Council of Senior Scholards for Call and Verdicts
Dr. Hussein bin Ghazi Alsamerai is a member of the supreme body of the Iraqi Senior Scholars Jurisprudence Council for Dawa and Ifta'a, and the Chairman of Iraq Scholars Council in Samarra. He is also a member of the Peace and Moderation Committee based in Istanbul. An Imam and Preacher since 19...
DR. CLARE AMOS
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...
DR. KEZEVINO ARAM
President, Shanti Ashram
Co-moderator and Executive Committee Member, Religions for Peace International
Chairperson, International Interfaith Council for Children, Arigatou International
Member, Governing Council, National Foundation for Communal Harmony
Dr. Aram is currently the President of a dedicated Gandhian Institution Shanti Ashram. In its 32nd year, it has become a centre for development, learning and practice. The service outreach of Shanti Ashram has also grown over the past 10 years to cover nearly 80,000 vulnerable children and partne...
DR. KAREN ARMSTRONG
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...
IMAM DR. MUHAMMAD NURAYN ASHAFA
Co-Executive Director, Interfaith Mediation Centre
Imam Muhammad Ashafa is co-director with Pastor James Wuye of the Interfaith Mediation Center of the Muslim-Christian Dialogue in the Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. As the eldest son of a Muslim scholar and spiritual leader of the Tijaniyya sufi order from a long line of Imams, Muhammad Ashafa grew...
CARDINAL MIGUEL AYUSO
President, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
His Eminence Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, has always been active in interreligious dialogue, teaching in both Cairo and Rome as well as writing several notable publications on issues related to Christian-Muslim dialogue. Born in Seville, Spain, on 17 June 1952, Cardinal Ayuso Guixot was orda...
Radia Bakkouch is the president of Coexister in France, an interfaith youth-led movement that offers young people to experience diversity in a positive way through a 1 year peace education program. Coexister gathered 10 000 young people 10 years in 50 European cities and outreached 120 000 students ...
Kiran Bali, MBE JP
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. ...
BISHOP DR. (PHD) CAMILLO ANGELO BALLIN
Roman Catholic Vicar Apostolic, Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia
Bishop Camillo Ballin is an Italian Roman Catholic bishop, writer, missionary, and educator who is the Roman Catholic Vicar Apostolic of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, providing spiritual assistance to the Catholics in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. He was ordained Priest of t...
DR. WILLIAM F. VENDLEY
Former Secretary General, Religions for Peace (RfP)
Dr. William F. Vendley is the former Secretary General of Religions for Peace International. Its World Council consists of 60 senior religious leaders from all continents. From 1994 to 2019 he coordinated the activities and projects of Religions for Peace in 90 national and 5 regional councils. He i...