Dr. Haruhisa Handa
Born in Japan in 1951, Dr Handa operates more than a dozen companies in Japan and abroad, ranging from management consulting to publishing. He is heavily involved with social causes; currently serving as the vice-president of the UK’s Royal National Institute for the Blind; founder and chairman of Asia Faiths Development Dialogue; president of the International Shinto Foundation; trustee of World Faiths Development Dialogue; advisor to the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions; and chairman of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture.
Asia Faiths Development Dialogue
The Asia Faiths Development Dialogue (AFDD) was set up in December 2006 to mobilize faith groups in the broader Asia-Pacific region to work for development and harmony in order to achieve a peaceful coexistence for people in Asia and beyond.
World Faiths Development Dialogue
Established in 1998 by James D. Wolfensohn, then President of the World Bank, and Lord George Carey, then Archbishop of Canterbury, WFDD bridges between the worlds of faith and secular development. WFDD supports dialogue and conferences, fosters communities of practice, collects case-studies on faith-based organizations, and promotes understanding on religion and development.
The International Shinto Foundation
The International Shinto Foundation (ISF) has been active since 1994 in promoting the academic study and deeper understanding of Shinto. The ISF believes that without such study and understanding, Japanese culture and the Japanese will remain largely unfathomable. To this end, the ISF encourages debate through regular workshops, conferences and the annual Shinto Essay Competitions.
Global Family for Love & Peace / Museum of World Religions
The Museum of World religions and the NGO “Global Family for Love and Peace” are both founded by Dharma Master Hsin Tao, a Buddhist monk from Taiwan. Based on the ideals of respect, tolerance, and love, the museum is committed to interfaith dialogue and education; while GFLP NGO is to bring together people and organisations forming a global network of shared resources for peace and charity works.
Kalliopeia Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the evolution of communities and cultures that honor the unity at the heart of life’s rich diversity. Rooted in this mission, our grantmaking goal is to strengthen a collective recognition of the oneness of humanity. Funding is for U.S.-based programs.
Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (UK)
GNNSJ is a registered UK charity. It fosters cooperation between Sikhs in particular and other communities in general; seeking peace in the world through participation in intra and inter faith work locally, nationally and internationally.
Udo Keller Foundation – Forum Humanum
Sidney Myer Foundation
Chung Tai Chan Monastery
Founded by Venerable Master Wei Chueh of the Chinese Zen lineage, Chung Tai Chan Monastery in central Taiwan aims to bring forth the compassion and enlightened wisdom inherent in all of us, by providing Dharma teachings, meditation classes, retreats, and related services in its 100+ meditation centers around the world.
Cultural Infusion is a national not-for-profit organisation utilising arts, culture and technology to promote harmony, diversity, inclusiveness and well-being in schools and communities.
Shinji Shumeikai is a spiritual organization dedicated to elevating the quality of life of all people. We believe that a world free of sickness, poverty and discord is possible through the spiritual exercise that we call Jyorei, the appreciation of art and beauty, and the practice of Natural Agriculture.
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, AC, DBE
Collier Charitable Fund