Contributors

Full List of Contributors to A World of Prayer

  1. Swami Agnivesh – social justice and human rights activist; India
  2. Chungliang Al Huang – Taoist, philosopher, performing artist and Tao master; USA/China
  3. James Alison – Catholic, priest-theologian, author and retreat leader; Brazil/UK
  4. Brother Alois – Catholic, Prior of Taizé; France
  5. Dr. Suhair Hassan Al Qurashi – Muslim, President of Dar Al-Hekma College for women, interfaith dialogue practitioner; Kingdom of Saudi Arabiav
  6. Dr. Swee Chai Ang – Christian, doctor, co-founder Medical Aid for Palestinians; UK
  7. M. Syafi’i Anwar – Muslim, Senior Research Fellow Indonesia Program at Harvard Kennedy School, former Executive Director of International Center for Islam and Pluralism, Indonesia; USA/Indonesia
  8. Zainah Anwar – Muslim, founding member Sisters in Islam and Musawah, author and columnist; Malaysia
  9. Imam Dr. Muhammad Nurayn Ashafa – Muslim, co-founder and co-director of The Interfaith Mediation Centre, Kaduna; Nigeria
  10. His All Holiness Bartholomew – Orthodox Christian, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome & Ecumenical Patriarch; Turkey
  11. Camila Batmanghelidjh – a woman of all faiths, psychotherapist, founder of The Place 2 Be and Kid’s Company; UK
  12. The Revd. Marta Benavides – Christian, peace and human rights activist, leader Global Movement for Culture of Peace; El Salvador
  13. Paulus Berensohn – potter, poet, visual artist, and dancer; USA
  14. Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J. – Catholic, priest, peace activist and poet, founding member of Plowshares Movement; USA
  15. Dr. Pushpa Bhardwaj -Wood – Hindu, interfaith and peace activist; New Zealand
  16. Leonardo Boff – Catholic (Franciscan), liberation theologian, author; Brazil
  17. Faole Bokoi – Christian (Seventh Day Adventist), “Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel,” Manari Village Chairman; Mt Koiari, Papua New Guinea
  18. Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke – Christian (Anglican), author and President of the World Congress of Faiths; UK
  19. Rev. Ernesto Cardenal – Catholic, revolutionary priest and poet; Nicaragua
  20. Dr. Sheila Cassidy – doctor, human rights activist and psychotherapist; UK
  21. Archbishop Elias Chacour – Christian, Palestinian, Israeli citizen, Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and all Galilee; Israel
  22. Vannath Chea, MPA – Buddhist, sociologist and past President of Centre for Social Development; Cambodia
  23. Sr. Joan D. Chittister, OSB – Catholic, Benedictine nun, author and international speaker; USA
  24. Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron – Buddhist, American Tibetan Buddhist nun, teacher, author, founder and Abbess of Sravasti Abbey; USA
  25. Fr. Boyet Concepcion – Catholic, missionary worker, missionary worker, Philippines
  26. Venerable Robina Courtin – Tibetan Buddhist, nun, teacher and founder Liberation Prison Project; USA/Australia
  27. Fr. Paolo Dall’Oglio, S.J. – Syriac priest, Islamic-Christian harmony builder, Mar Musa Monastery; Syria
  28. Mrs. de Lys Mariama Walet Mohamed – Muslim, Director West Africa tours; Mali
  29. John Dear – Catholic, peace activist, author and lecturer; USA
  30. Venerable Dhammananda Bhikkhuni – Buddhist, teacher, feminist and abbess of Songdhammakalyani Monastery; Thailand
  31. Liz Budd Ellmann, MDiv – Catholic, Executive Director of Spiritual Directors International; USA
  32. Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB – Catholic, Benedictine monk, Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation; UK
  33. Professor Maureena Fritz, PhD, NDS – Catholic (Our Lady of Sion Sister), author and founder of the Bat Kol Institute, Jerusalem; Israel
  34. Dr. Rubina Gillani – Muslim, medical doctor and public health specialist, Country Manager for The Fred Hollows Foundation; Pakistan
  35. Fethullah Gülen – Muslim, scholar, spiritual leader and poet; USA/Turkey
  36. Kirsty Sword Gusmao – Goodwill Ambassador for Education Timor-Leste, founding Chair of Alola Foundation, Chair of UNESCO’s National Commission;Timor-Leste/Australia
  37. Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama – Buddhist, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists; India/Tibet
  38. Brenda Heather-Latu – Christian (Protestant), lawyer, Samoa’s first female Attorney-General, Chair of the Pacific Leadership Foundation Board; Samoa
  39. Dr. Obery M. Hendricks Jr. – Professor, author and commentator on American religion and politics; USA
  40. The Rt. Revd. Richard Holloway – Scottish Episcopalian/Anglican, former Bishop of Edinburgh; Scotland
  41. Daisaku Ikeda – Buddhist, President of Soka Gakkai International; Japan
  42. Yusuf Islam|Cat Stevens – Muslim, musician and philanthropist; Dubai, UAE
  43. B.K.S. Iyengar – world renowned yogi and yoga teacher; Pune, India
  44. Dadi Janki – Administrative Head, Brahma Kumaris; Mount Abu , Rajasthan; India
  45. Monica Jeddah Otto – Christian, development activist and feminist; Papua New Guinea
  46. Shaykh Muhammed Hisham Kabbani – Muslim, Islamic scholar and deputy leader of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order; USA
  47. Dr. Inderjit Kaur – Sikh, Head of Pingalwara; India
  48. Bruce Kent – Catholic, peace activist, Vice-President Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Pax Christi UK; UK
  49. Simon Keyes – Director, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation; UK
  50. Azim Khamisa – Muslim, peace activist, award-winning author, founder Tariq Khamisa Foundation; USA
  51. Daisy Khan – Muslim, Executive Director American Society for Muslim Advancement; USA
  52. Shaykha Halima Krausen – Muslim, local Imam, founder of Initiative of Islamic studies; Germany
  53. Dr. Sunitha Krishnan – anti-trafficking campaigner; India
  54. The Revd. Una Kroll – Anglican, doctor, female priest, author and ecumenist; UK
  55. Professor Dr. Hans Küng – Catholic, renowned theologian, founder and President of Global Ethic Foundation; Germany
  56. Professor Chung Hyun Kyung – Christian (Presbyterian)/Buddhist, theologian, eco-feminist, teacher Korean Zen Buddhism; USA/S. Korea
  57. Dr. Joanna Macy – Buddhist, scholar of Buddhism, systems theory and deep ecology; USA
  58. Mairead Corrigan Maguire – Catholic, peace activist, Nobel Peace Laureate, Co-founder Peace People, Northern Ireland, and Vice Chair, Nobel Women’s Initiative; Northern Ireland.
  59. Nelson Mandela – international statesman and visionary, Nobel Peace Laureate and first President of a democratic South Africa; South Africa
  60. Katherine Marshall – Senior Fellow Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, international development activist; USA
  61. Dr. Wanjiku Mathenge – Christian (Protestant), doctor, Regional Medical Advisor to The Fred Hollows Foundation; Kenya
  62. Elizabeth May – Christian (Anglican), leader of the Green Party, and Member of Parliament; Canada
  63. Rabbi Michael Melchior – Jewish, Israeli former Minister and member of Knesset, Rabbi in Jerusalem, interfaith leader, Chief Rabbi of Norway; Israel/Denmark
  64. Amjad Mohamed-Saleem – Muslim, Head of Communications, The Cordoba Foundation; UK
  65. Didacienne Mukahabeshimana – Catholic, peace and reconciliation activist; Rwanda
  66. Professor Chandra Muzaffar – Muslim, social justice activist, President of the International Movement for a Just World; Malaysia
  67. Dr. Bahiyyih Nakhjavani – Baha’i, author and teacher; France
  68. Professor Chris O’Brien, AO – Catholic, surgeon, established Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, Australia’s largest comprehensive and integrated cancer care facility; Australia
  69. Canon Dr. Paul Oestreicher – Anglican/Quaker, human rights and peace activist; UK
  70. Jacqueline Ogega – Catholic, peace activist and feminist, Director of Women’s Program, Religions for Peace; USA/Kenya
  71. Dr. Eboo Patel – Muslim, founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core; USA
  72. Zoya Phan – Burmese peace activist, International Coordinator Burma Campaign UK; UK/Burma
  73. Dr. Jenny Plane Te Paa – Anglican/Maori, first indigenous Anglican seminary Dean; New Zealand
  74. Canon Patience Purchas – Anglican, one of England’s first women ordained priests, Director of Ordinands; UK
  75. Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP – Catholic, author, former Master of the Dominican Order; UK
  76. Tariq Ramadan – Muslim, Islamic scholar, author and academic; UK/Switzerland
  77. Christina Rees – Anglican, writer, broadcaster, consultant and campaigner for women in the Church; UK
  78. Sogyal Rinpoche – Buddhist, author, teacher and spiritual director of Rigpa; France/Tibet
  79. Patricia Roberts – Christian/Taoist, Spiritual Director and Tai Ji teacher; Arequipa, Peru
  80. Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM – Catholic (Franciscan), priest and founding Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation, New Mexico; USA
  81. Rabbi Dr. David Rosen, CBE,KSG – Jewish, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee; Israel
  82. Zainab Salbi – Muslim, founder of Women for Women International; USA/Iraq
  83. Swami Niranjan Saraswati – Indian, Sannyasin, Spiritual successor to Swami Satyananda Saraswati; Bihar, India
  84. Pete Seeger – American folk singer, civil rights and peace activist, environmentalist; USA
  85. Rula Shubeita – Christian (Greek Orthodox), Arab Palestinian, tour leader and guide of Holy Land pilgrimages, peace activist; Israel
  86. His Holiness Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj – leading spiritual master, head of Science of Spirituality, Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission; USA
  87. Bhai Sahib, Bhai (Dr.) Mohinder Singh – Sikh, Chair of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ); Birmingham, UK
  88. Dr. Huston Smith – author, comparative religions scholar and Professor of Religion; USA
  89. The Rt. Revd. John Shelby Spong – Christian (Anglican), progressive theologian, retired Bishop of Newark; USA
  90. Rev. Helen Summers – Interfaith Minister, founder and Director of The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne; Australia
  91. Rabbi Jacqueline Tabick – Jewish, first UK female rabbi, Chair of the World Congress of Faiths; UK
  92. Dr. Elsa Tamez – Christian (Methodist), Liberation Theologian and author; Costa Rica
  93. Tshering Tashi – Buddhist, author and businessman; Bhutan
  94. Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu – Christian (Anglican), Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town; South Africa
  95. Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit – Lutheran pastor, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches; Switzerland/Norway
  96. Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann AM – Catholic/Indigenous Aboriginal, teacher, artist and writer; Australia
  97. Lily Venizelos – environmentalist, President of Mediterranean Association to Save the Sea Turtles (MEDASSET); Greece
  98. Professor Dr. Amina Wadud – Muslim scholar and feminist; USA
  99. Yenny Wahid – Muslim, Director of The Wahid Institute; Indonesia
  100. Lech Walesa – Catholic, founder of Solidarity, Nobel Peace Laureate and former Polish President; Poland
  101. Dr. Val Webb – progressive theologian and author; Australia/USA
  102. Dr. Deborah Weissman – Jewish, teacher, President of the International Council of Christians and Jews; Israel
  103. Claudette Antoine Werleigh – Catholic, former Prime Minister of Haiti and Secretary-General of Pax Christi International, peace envoy; Haiti
  104. Archbishop Rowan Williams – Christian (Anglican), Archbishop of Canterbury; UK
  105. Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg – Jewish, Senior Rabbi, Masorti Synagogues, interfaith practitioner; UK
  106. Pastor Dr. James Movel Wuye – Christian, co-founder and co-director of The Interfaith Mediation Centre, Kaduna; Nigeria
  107. Xinran – author, journalist and broadcaster on Chinese culture; UK/China
  108. Dr. Sakena Yacoobi – Muslim, social activist, educator, founder of Afghan Institute of Learning; Afghanistan
  109. Hamza Yusuf – Muslim, scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College; USA

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