Member of Hindu Cultural Centre of Ireland
Deepak is now retired from Irish Civil Service. He worked in different capacities with various organisations, community and others viz. India Club, EU’s Migrant Forum, National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI), Know Racism, etc. He is representing Hindu Cultural Centre Ireland (HCCI).”
Spiritual director and founder of the Éire Vedanta Society.
Swami Purnananda has been a Vedanta monk of the Ramakrishna/Vivekananda tradition for many years. The Swami is well versed in Vedanta and Yoga philosophy and practice and is currently the spiritual director and founder of the Éire Vedanta Society in Ireland and president of the United Cultural Institute in Zimbabwe.
Member of Dublin Hebrew Congregation
Member of Jewish Progressive Community
Hilary is very interested in interfaith dialogue and getting involved in organising interfaith events. She enjoys learning and engaging with other cultures and faith traditions and works tirelessly within her own community to promote dialogue and understanding of other faiths.
PR–Coordinator of the Islamic Cultural Centre
Shaheen Ahmed, originally from Pakistan, has lived in Dublin since 1981. Naturalised as an Irish citizen in 1984, Shaheen has worked tirelessly for Muslim integration in Ireland over the last 30 years. Holding positions such as President of the Pakistan Welfare and Cultural Association of Ireland, PR–Coordinator of the Islamic Cultural Centre and General Secretary of the Muslim Primary Education Board, Shaheen has worked extensively with successive governments and various bodies on behalf of the Islamic community.
Educated first at Islamia College Civil Lines and Punjab University Lahore in Pakistan, Mr Ahmed holds an MBA from the Michael Smurfit College of Business in UCD. He comes from a strong sporting background, having played competitive badminton in Pakistan, Germany and Ireland, as well as top cricket for a number of Irish teams.
Shaheen Ahmed is a family man, with an Irish wife and four children.
Mudafar Al Tawash
Administrator, Islamic Foundation of Ireland
Mudafar Al Tawash has a doctorate in agricultural science and is a graduate of UCD. He worked in relief and development area. He likes to travel, meet and help people worldwide. Mudafar is a practising Muslim and interested to work with minority communities. He likes swimming, walking and travelling.
DCIF Youth Coordinator and member of Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland
Hajar is a humanitarian aid worker, European youth representative and a researcher. With a passions for humanitarian aid, migrants and development, youth empowerment and training, sustainable energy and the environment. Hajar is a creative team player with a diverse range of skills acquired through an accomplished academic background, problem solver, a technical and logical thinker and a researcher. This, blended with experience and knowledge of NGOs and the third sector, has enhanced her leadership, management and programmes skills.
Hajar is an active member of DCIF where she leads the Forum’s Youth Board.
Imam Jameel Mutoola
Imam, Dublin City Mosque, Talbot Street, Dublin 1
Jameel is the Imam to Anwar–E– Madina, the City’s first mosque on the northside and also, the first Sufi mosque in the State. Interfaith dialogue and action was part of Jameel’s life in his native Mauritius and now he relishes the opportunity to be a member of the Dublin City Interfaith Forum and engage with people from different faiths and cultures.
Jasbir Singh Puri
Senior leader within Sikh Community Ireland.
Dr. Jasbir Singh Puri, consultant at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, former trustee of Guru Nanak Darbar , board member of Vinayaka Temple and Hindu Cultural Centre of Ireland.