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This site contains updates on the World Dialogue Council and the work of its Director General, The Revd. Canon Alistair Macdonald-Radcliff. Much of the material presented here will also be found on the WDC's own website at wdc.org  which is currently being re-designed.
The Charter of the World Dialogue Council states that the overall Mission and Vision  “is to support and promote, propagate and preserve, peace harmony and friendship between the Western and Islamic Worlds” And “to do this in accord with the two greatest Commandments given us: to love God and our fellow neighbour – as called for by the historic  Common Word open letter of October 13th 2007.”

 

The WDC is a unique multi-stakeholder community, first launched within the World Economic Forum as the C100,  It has been Co-chaired by Dr Ali Gomaa the Grand Mufti of Egypt Cardinal McCarrick of Washington and Dr. Richard Chartres the Bishop of London with Dr Mustafa Ceric the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem  as vice co-chairs.  Lord Carey, the 103rd Archbishiop of Canterbury was the Founding Co-chair of the C-100.

 

The WDC  seeks to catalyse work engaging cultures and societies at all levels and

-       to be a primary knowledge base and source of strategic insight through its Reports;

-       to improve the mutual understanding in and between cultures and religions;

-       to bring together those engaged in dialogue who wish to share insights and ideas that can enhance practical initiatives;

-       to promote partnerships and collaboration between the various sectors of society and across cultures (including governments, private sector, media, civil society, religious communities and academia);

-       to encourage and support new projects and to mobilize additional support for existing work with proven record of success”

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THE WIDER COMMUNITY of the World Dialogue Community is an evolving multi-stakeholder community of leaders active in the field of promoting improved West Islamic Relations

 

The invited membership includes:

 
His Royal Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III,

Sultan of Sokoto,

HE Prince Bola Ajibola, Nigeria

Rev. Canon Trond Bakkevig,

Council of Religious LeadershipInstitutions, Norway


HE Shaikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah

Islamic Fiqh Council of Saudi Arabia,

European Council for Fatwahs and Research, Dublin

HE Kjell Magne Bondevik,

The Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights, Norway

Bruce Clark, 

International Security and Religious Affairs Editor 

The Economist

H.B.Chrysostomos II
Archbishop of Nova Justiniana and All Cyprus

Ayatolah Professor. Seyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad

Dep. of Islamic Studies,

The Academy of Sciences of Iran

Dr. Joachim Faber 

CEO of Allianz Global Investors,

Germany

The Rt. Revd. Dr. Josiah Ideowo Fieron
Bishop of Kaduna, Nigeria

Mr Mark Fuller Co‐Founder,

CEO, The Monitor Group, Boston USA

MrShafikGabr,

Chairman of ARTOC and of the International Economic Forum, Egypt

Mr Mohammad Gohar

CEO, Video Cairo

Rabbi Mark Gopin
George Mason University, Arlington V.A.
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Fr. Miguel Guixot Pontificio Istituto di StudiArabi e d’IslamisticaRome

Tom Heneghan,
The Religion Editor, Reuters, Paris

Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim, M.P.
Former Deputy Prime Minister Malaysia

Prof. Mohammad Hashim Kamali
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia

HE President Seyed Mohammad Khatami
Former President of Iran

Mr. Steve Kilielea
Australian Philanthropist, originator of the Peace Index,

Institute for Economics & Peace

HE Wilfried Martins
44th Prime Minister of Belgium,

Dr. Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi,

Former Prime Minister of Sudan

 

Prof. Katherine Marshall,

Senior Fellow Berkley Center

Georgtown & Exec D. WFDD


Dr. Ingrid Mattson,

Hartford Seminary, CT., President of ISNA, USA

HE Dr. Tarek Mitri
Minister of Information, Lebanon

Dalia MogahedExecutive Director,
Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, Dubai

Najeeba Syeed-Miller,

Claremont School of Theology

Dr. Aref Ali Nayed,

Director Kalam Research & Media

Dubai & Libya

Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne,

House of Lords, London

Dr. Abdel Dayem Noseir
Advisor to the Grand Imam, Cairo

Prof. Khawar Qureshi QC, London

 

Lamin Sanneh,  D. Willis James Professor

of Missions &World Christianity and Professor of History, Yale

The Rt. Revd. Dr. Martin Schindehϋtte
Evangelical Church, Germany.

Dr. Ismail Serageldin
Director The Biblioteca Alexandria, Egypt

H.E. Prof. Muhammad Sirajuddin Syamsuddin,

Islamic University, Jakarta

The Rt. Revd. Gunnar Stålset
Bishop of Oslo 1998‐2005, Norway

Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed,

Islamic Society of North America,

Washington DC

Mr. Peter Sutherland, Non Executive Chairman,

Goldman Sachs and BP Former EU Commissioner and Dir. Gen. of the WTO

The Very Revd. Iain R. Torrance
President Princeton Theological Seminary

The Revd. Dr. Rick Warren
Saddleback Church, USA

The Rt. Revd. Dr. Munib A. Younan
Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL)
President of the Lutheran World Federation

Mr Kashif Zafar, Managing Director, Head of European Rates Sales, Barclays Capital