Secretary National Spiritual Assembly
of the Bahá’ís of Ireland
Alison is a Medical Scientist by profession and currently Secretary General of the Bahai Community in Ireland.
She has worked in the area of community building and the promotion of religious tolerance for many years.
Emma is currently studying in UCD. She thoroughly enjoys being involved in the interfaith forum and the opportunity to meet new people and learn about different cultures and faiths. She is particularly interested in human rights and freedom of belief for people of all faiths.
Dharmachari Aksobhin Tracy is a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and is based in the Dublin Buddhist Centre where he teaches meditation and Buddhism.
He has a background in sociology and a keen interest in interfaith dialogue and collaborative action.
He is a co–founder of Breathworks Ireland which runs mindfulness–based courses and workshops for people living with stress, chronic pain, long–term health conditions, and carers.
Sinéad Lynch is Young Women’s National Leader with the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in Ireland.
Sinéad Lynch is Young Women’s National Leader with the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) in Ireland, a lay Buddhist organisation whose members all over the world practice Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism.
She has a passion for interfaith work and is also an activist in the areas of gender equality, women and security and peace–building. She is currently finishing her MA in Community Education, Equality & Social Activism at NUI Maynooth.
Sinéad is chair of the DCIF.
Fr Brian O’Toole Cssp
Justice Officer with the Irish Missionary Union and Ireland representative with Africa–Europe Faith and Justice Network
Fr. Brian is the current Justice Officer with the Irish Missionary Union and Country Representative of Africa–Europe Faith and Justice Network. At present he serves on the BOM of St. Michael’s College, Dublin. For the 11 years period (2000–’11) he was Justice & Peace Coordinator with the Spiritan Congregation. Before returning to Ireland in 2000 Fr. Brian worked in Ethiopia for 18 years in the areas of: ecumenism, first evangelization, community development, informal education and relief work.
Sr Susan Jones
Student Support & Development
Inter Faith Centre at Dublin City University
Damian is from Dublin, a member of the Adelaide Road congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. The focus of his PhD study is in migration and integration, specifically how different influences (popular culture, media, government, faith background) compete and combine in our unconscious in the formation of our attitudes to people of other cultural and faith backgrounds. He also likes cycling, photography and is a keen tennis fan!
Dean of Residence and Chaplain, Trinity College Dublin 2
The Revd Darren McCallig is Dean of Residence and Chaplain (Church of Ireland) at Trinity College, Dublin. He is a member of the Church of Ireland’s Commission on Christian Unity and Dialogue and secretary of the Church of Ireland’s Inter Faith Working Group. He is also a Minor Canon of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin and a Honorary Clerical Vicar of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.
Treasurer and member of Indian Orthodox Church in Ireland
John is serving as the Parish Secretary to the Indian Orthodox Church in Dublin. He traveled across the republic to identify the community and encouraged the community to come together and organized few other churches of the Indian Orthodox Community in Ireland.
He works closely with the Network of Orthodox Churches in Dublin and is a member of the Dublin Council of Churches. He worked closely with the Parish Integration Project and maintains contacts with various Indian Organizations, Clubs and the Embassy of India.
John is the Superintendent Minister of the Dublin Central Mission, which is located opposite the Luas stop on Lower Abbey Street. This is a Methodist multiethnic congregation who meet for worship on Sunday mornings at 11am.
Prior to this John served as a University Chaplain in Trinity and UCD. He is married to Gillian and they have 3 daughters.
His interests include participating in Triathlons and cycling.