Co-Moderators

Dr. Vinu Aram*

Hindu, INDIA
Director, Shanti Ashram

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Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah*

Muslim, MAURITANIA and SAUDI ARABIA
President, Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, Abu Dhabi

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H.E. John Cardinal Onaiyekan*

Roman Catholic, NIGERIA
Archbishop of Abuja, Archdiocese of Abuja

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Rev. Kosho Niwano*

Buddhist, JAPAN
President-Designate, Rissho Kosei-Kai

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Treasurer

Mr. Steve Killelea*

Buddhist, AUSTRALIA
Founder and Executive Chairman: Integrated Research LTD.; Charitable Foundation; Institute for Economics and Peace

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Secretary-General

Dr. William F. Vendley*

Secretary General, Religions for Peace International

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Co-Presidents

H.M. Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III

Muslim, NIGERIA
Sultan of Sokoto, Sultanate of Sokoto

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H.E. Dr. Mohammad Al-Sammak

Muslim, LEBANON
Secretary-General, National Committee for Christian-Muslim Dialogue

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Rt. Rev. Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber

Protestant, GERMANY
Bishop, Nordelbische Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche

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H.G. Luigi Bressan

Roman Catholic, ITALY
Archbishop Emeritus of Trento, Archdiocese of Trento

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H.E. Archimandrite Philaret Bulekov

Orthodox, RUSSIA
Vice Chairman, Department of External Church Relations, Russian Orthodox Church

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Ayatollah Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad

Muslim, IRAN
Dean, Islamic Studies Department, The Academy of Sciences

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H.E. Metropolitan Emmanuel

Orthodox, FRANCE
Vice President, Conference of European Churches

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Dr. Deborah Fikes

Evangelical, UNITED STATES,
Executive Advisor, World Evangelical Alliance

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Hon. Ela Gandhi

Hindu, SOUTH AFRICA
Trustee, Gandhi Development Trust

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H.E. Dr. Mehmet Görmez

Muslim, TURKEY
President, Presidency of Religious Affairs

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H.E. Dr. Nedzad Grabus

Muslim, SLOVENIA
Mufti, Ljubjana

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Sheikh Muhammed Yusuf Hallar

Muslim, ARGENTINA
Secretary General, Islamic Organization for Latin America and the Caribbean

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Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton

Protestant, CANADA
General Secretary, Canadian Council of Churches

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Ms. Martina Heinrichs

Roman Catholic, NETHERLANDS
Co-President, Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women

Ven. Chung Ohun Lee, Ph.D

Buddhist, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
President, Won Buddhist International

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Rabbi Rick Jacobs

Jewish, UNITED STATES
President, Union for Reform Judaism

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H.H. Karekin II

Orthodox, ARMENIA
Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians, Armenian Apostolic Church

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Dr. Rajae Naji

Muslim, MOROCCO
Professor of Law, Mohammed al Khamis University

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H.G. Bernard Ntahoturi

Anglican, BURUNDI
Primate, Anglican Church of Burundi

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H.E. José Cardinal Robles Ortega

Roman Catholic, MEXICO
Archbishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Jalisco

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Mrs. Aruna Oswal

Jain, INDIA
Vice President, World Jain Confederation

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Ven. Farong Ren

Taoist, CHINA
President, Chinese Taoist Association

Rabbi Sir David Rosen*

Jewish, ISRAEL
International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee

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Patriarch Louis Raphaël Sako

Roman Catholic, IRAQ
Archbishop of Baghdad (Chaldean), Archdiocese of Baghdad (Chaldean)

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Sr. Carmen Sammut

Roman Catholic, VATICAN
President, International Union of Superiors General

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Mr. Jehangir Sarosh, OBE

Zoroastrian, UNITED KINGDOM
Representative, World Zoroastrian Organization

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Priestess Beatriz Schulthess*

Indigenous, COSTA RICA
President, Indigenous Peoples Ancestral Spiritual Council

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Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh, OBE KSG

Sikh, UNITED KINGDOM
Chairman, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha

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Shri Samir Somaiya

Hindu, INDIA
Chairman, Somaiya Vidyavihar

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Mme. Cissé Hadja Mariama Sow

Muslim, GUINEA
President, Muslim Women of Guinea

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Bishop Mary Ann Swenson

Methodist, UNITED STATES
Bishop, United Methodist Church

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Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed*

Muslim, UNITED STATES
National Director, Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances, Islamic Society of North America

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Serigne Mansour Sy

Muslim, SENEGAL
President, Federation of Islamic Associations of Senegal

Hon. Dr. Rajni Tailor

Hindu, KENYA
President, Hindu Council of Africa

Rev. Tsunekiyo Tanaka

Shinto, JAPAN
President, Association of Shinto Shrines

H.H. Shri Shri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji

Hindu, INDIA
Abbot, Sri Puthige Matha

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Ven. Prof. Bellanwilla Wimalaratna Anunayake Thero

Buddhist, SRI LANKA
Chancellor, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

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Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit

Lutheran, NORWAY
General Secretary, World Council of Churches

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Emmaus Maria Voce

Roman Catholic, ITALY
President, Movimento Dei Focolari

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H.H. Samdech Tep Vong

Buddhist, CAMBODIA
Great Supreme Patriarch, Kingdom of Cambodia

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Moderators of Religions for Peace Affiliated Regions

H.E. Raymundo Cardinal Damasceno Assis*

Roman Catholic, BRAZIL
Archbishop Emeritus of Aparecida, Sao Paulo, Archdiocese of Aparecida, Sao Paulo; Moderator, Latin America and Caribbean Council of Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace

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H.E. Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje*

Muslim, UGANDA
Grand Mufti, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council; Co-Moderator, African Council of Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace

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Prof. Dr. Din Syamsuddin*

Muslim, INDONESIA
Chairman, Advisory Council of Indonesian Council of Ulama; Moderator, Asian Conference of Religions for Peace

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Rev. Dr. Thomas Wipf*

Protestant, SWITZERLAND
President, Community of Protestant Churches in Europe; Moderator, European Council of Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace

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Representatives of Religions for Peace International Women’s Coordinating Committee

Ms. Paddy Meskin*

Jewish, SOUTH AFRICA
President, South African Union of Temple Sisterhoods

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Dr. Lilian Sison

Roman Catholic, PHILIPPINES
Dean, University of Santo Tomas Graduate School

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Representatives of Religions for Peace International Youth Committee

Mr. Ethan Bodnaruk

Mennonite Christian, UNITED STATES
Wastewater Project Engineer, Mennonite Church USA (MCUSA)

Ms. Sunila Ammar

Protestant, PAKISTAN
Executive Secretary, Ecumenical Formation, Gender Justice and Youth Empowerment, Christian Council of Asia

*Also Elected by the Assembly as an Executive Committee Member