Prof. (Rtd.) Rashida Khanam Ph.D.

Prof. (Rtd.) Rashida Khanam Ph.D. (Bangladesh, Muslim)Prof. (Rtd.) Rashida Khanam Ph.D. is a retired professor of the Department of Political Science, University of Chittagong, and a chair of the women commmitee of Religions for Peace Bangladesh. An author of books about women, politics, and culture, she has also served as Direcotr of the Center for NonKilling and Development (CNKD),, and affiliate of the Center for Global NonKilling (CGNK), University of Chittagong, Vice-Chairperson of Pora Kekha, a scocila organzation, and General Seceraty of the Fhrubo Parishad, the only Music Ezamination Board (Prove) in Bangladesh.She has been published many books for a long time; “Women and Politics in Bangladesh etal. Shah Amanat & Printing, Chittagong, Read more about Prof. (Rtd.) Rashida Khanam Ph.D.[…]

Mrs. Philippa ROWLAND

Mrs. Philippa Rowland (Australia, Buddhist)Mrs. Philippa Rowland is current President of the Multifaith Association of South Australia, and the Chair of Religions for Peace Australia. Trained as an agricultural scientist, she worked for the Australian Federal Government on sustainable farming and national environmental management plans for biodiversity, pesticides, heavy metals and ozone-depleting substances.Since 2003 she has worked on community solutions to climate change, primarily the transition to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Philippa works with the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change as a founding member of the Greenfaith International Network, Sounding the Alarm on Climate and promoting a global Living the Change initiative, designed to encourage collective adoption of Read more about Mrs. Philippa ROWLAND[…]

Dr. Susan ENNIS

Dr. Susan Ennis (Australia, Protestant)For more than 40 years Susan Ennis has coordinated/taught English to newly arrived adult refugees/immigrants in Australia. She has also been involved in both a voluntary/paid capacity with the settlement of these groups and asylum seekers. In addition, she has taught English as a Second Language in Turkey, PRC, Cambodia and worked in Israel. In 2012 she obtained her PhD and later Palgrave published her book on Religion, Spirituality and the Refugee Experience based on her PhD. The motivation for her research and book were her long-held interest in religious/spiritual matters, her observations on the need for more understanding of refugees’ religious and/or spiritual experiences and Read more about Dr. Susan ENNIS[…]

Rev. Taehyon KIM

Rev. Taehyon Kim (Republic of Korea, Protestant)Rev. Taehyon KIM is a Presbyterian pastor and ecumenist. He is the director of the Research and Development of Ecumenical Relationship at the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and a member of the Central Committee of the Korean Conference of Religions for Peace (KCRP). After studying theology, he became interested in the social responsibility of the Christian and since 1999 he has been working on the Christian unity and inter-religious dialogue at the NCCK. He is an executive committee and central committee member of the KCRP, a consultative body of the seven religions in Korea, to transform it into an organization that Read more about Rev. Taehyon KIM[…]


Mr. Deng Zongliang (People’s Republic of China, Roman Catholic)Mr. Deng Zongliang, born in 1960 in Guangdong province in China, now is Executive Vice President of CCRP. He is also Vice Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Ethnic and Religious Affairs of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).He is member of the 11th ,12th ,and 13th sessions of National Committee of the CPPCC, and once was member of Chinese Religious Academics.He has worked for CCRP since 2005 as General Office Director, Executive Deputy Secretary General, Advisor. He has been committed to interfaith dialogue and cooperation by advancing the bilateral and multilateral exchanges and cooperation between CCRP and Read more about Mr. Deng ZONGLIANG[…]

Rev. Dr. Yoshinori SHINOHARA

Rev. Dr. Yoshinori SHINOHARA (Japan, Buddhist)After graduating in 1998 from Gakurin Seminary in Tokyo, Rev. Dr. Yoshinori Shinohara received ordination as a Dharma Teacher in Rissho Kosei-Kai, a major Japanese Buddhist denomination. He received a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford in 1998. He started to work for Religions for Peace Japan in 2005. He supported hosting the 8th World Assembly of Religions for Peace in Kyoto in 2006, and co-led the ARMS DOWN! Campaign for disarmament and MDGs in 2010, as coordinator of the International Youth Committee for Religions for Peace.During the Great East Japan Earthquakes, he served as Disaster Reconstruction Coordinator. Rev. Dr. Shinohara Read more about Rev. Dr. Yoshinori SHINOHARA[…]

Dr. Ahmad SUAEDY

Dr. Ahmad SUAEDY (Republic of Indonesia, Muslim)Ahmad Suaedy is Executive Director of the Abdurrahman Wahid Centre for Inter-Faith Dialogue and Peace-University of Indonesia (AWC-UI) Jakarta and senior researcher at the Wahid Institute in Jakarta. He was one of the founders and the former Executive Director of the Wahid Institute (2004-2012). Suaedy is leading the research about “Revitalized Tradition and Social Inclusion” by AWC-UI. His graduated from State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Yogyakarta 1990 for undergraduate; Graduated Master Program at State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta 2012, and candidate Doctor at State Islamic University (UIN), Yogyakarta.Currently Suaedy is doing research on “Islam and Mainstreaming Intolerance in Indonesia under SBY: Influence on the fate Read more about Dr. Ahmad SUAEDY[…]