Honorary Presidents

The designation of Honorary President may be bestowed upon those meriting the honor by reason of their diligence and leadership in Religions for Peace or in other related fields of endeavor. Honorary Presidents may be requested by the Executive Committee to provide leadership and representation in areas of Religions for Peace activity.


Rev. Farida Ali, Muslim, PAKISTAN
President Emerita, Islamic Heritage Society Read Bio

Sheikh Majid Al-Hafeed, Muslim, IRAQ
Imam, Big Mosque-Sulaimaniya Read Bio

His Beatitude Anastasios, Orthodox, ALBANIA
Archbishop, Tirana, Durrës and All Albania Read Bio

Dr. Mustafa Ceric, Muslim, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA,
Raisu-L-Ulama Emeritus, Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina Read Bio

H.E. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Roman Catholic, UNITED STATES
Archbishop of New York, Archdiocese of New York Read Bio

Mr. Jakob Finci, Jewish, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
President, Jewish Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina Read Bio

Mr. Homi Gandhi, Zoroastrian, USA
President, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North America Read Bio

H. G. Grigorije (Durić), Serbian Orthodox, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Bishop, Zahumlje-Herzegovina Read Bio

Chief Rabbi Dr. Rene Gutman, Jewish, FRANCE
Chief Rabbi of Strasbourg Read Bio

Mrs. Fatemeh Hashemi-Rafsanjani, Muslim, IRAN
Secretary General, Women's Solidarity Association of Iran Read Bio

Rt. Rev. Julio Cesar Holguin, Anglican, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of the Dominican Republic Read Bio

V. Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky, Orthodox, UNITED STATES
Director of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations, Orthodox Church in America Read Bio

Hon. Mehrezia Labidi-Maiza, Muslim, TUNISIA
Secretary, Association for Women's Progress Read Bio

Dr. Abdullah Bin Omar Nasseef, Muslim, SAUDI ARABIA
President, World Muslim Congress Read Bio

H.H. Rimpoche Pagbalha Geleg Namgyai, Buddhist, CHINA
Honorary President, China Buddhist Association Read Bio

Rev. Nichiko Niwano, Buddhist, JAPAN
President, Rissho Kosei-kai Read Bio

Ven. Dr. Ashin Nyanissara, Buddhist, MYANMAR
Chancellor, Sitagu International Buddhist Academies Read Bio

Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi, Protestant, SWITZERLAND
Former Secretary General, World Communion of Reformed Churches Read Bio

Ajq’ijab Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, Indigenous, GUATEMALA
Chief Elder, Continental Council of Indigenous Elders and Spiritual Guides of the Americas

Mr. Muljibhai Pindolia, Hindu, KENYA
President Emeritus, Hindu Council of Africa Read Bio

H.E. Vinko Cardinal Puljić, Roman Catholic, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Archbishop of Vrhbosna, Archdiocese of Vrhbosna Read Bio

Grand-Father Dominique Rankin, Indigenous, CANADA
Algonquin Hereditary Grand Chief Read Bio

Mme. Jacqueline Rougé, Roman Catholic, FRANCE
Representative, UNESCO Read Bio

Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Muslim, EGYPT
Director, Library of Alexandria Read Bio

Dr. Hussein Smajić, Muslim, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
Mufti, Islamic Community of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bishop Gunnar J. Stålsett, Protestant, NORWAY
Bishop Emeritus of Oslo, Church of Norway Read Bio

Ms. Sofia Painiqueo Tragnolao, Indigenous, CHILE
Education and Culture Director, Folilche Aflaiai

H.B. Fouad Twal, Roman Catholic, ISRAEL
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Read Bio

Most Rev. Anders Wejryd, Lutheran, SWEDEN
Archbishop of Sweden, Church of Sweden Read Bio