Who’s who

Director: Dr. Yehuda Stolov

Yehuda Stolov Dr. Stolov is the Executive Director of the IEA and has been active in the interfaith field for many years.  He brings a deep dedication to the fulfillment of the vision established over forty years ago.  If you would like to speak with him directly or have any questions or comments about the IEA, you can contact him directly at  yehuda@interfaith-encounter.org.

Along with his directorship at IEA, he also retains a membership with the Advisory Board of theFoundation for Interreligious Diplomacy, a status as founder of The Future Shapers Institute, a consultancy to the EUREPA Suisse SA and the Saint Nicholas Foundation.>

Interviews and talks with Dr. Stolov:

The Easy Way to Peace in the Holy Land

In his TEDxJaffa talk, Dr. Yehuda Stolov presents the belief that peace in the Middle East is really quite simple — if we focus on our commonalities of our faith, rather than what separates us.


“Peace in the Holy Land, it can be done”

Dr. Yehuda Stolov talks at the IARF/WCF conference.

Euphrates Summit 2011

Dr. Yehuda Stolov gives a talk at the Second Emory Conference on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding:>



Board Members:

  • Yael Gidanian (Chair)
  • Ibrahim Mustafa
  • Rabbi Bob Carroll
  • Imad Abu Hasan
  • Dvir Ben Yehuda
  • Moatasem Hassuneh

Audit Committee:

  • Dr. Anita Noble
  • Yasin Abu Atek

International Advisory Council:

  • Rabbi Saul Berman, Director of Continuing Rabbinic Education, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University
  • Rabbi Dr. Tsvi Blanchard, Director of Organizational Development, Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL), New York
  • Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, Cooperman/Ross Distinguished Professor of Jewish/Christian Studies in Honor of Sister Rose Thering, Seton Hall University
  • Roshei Bernie Glassman, Founder, Zen Peacemaker Order
  • Rabbi Dr. Marc Gopin, Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University
  • Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, co-founder, Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk
  • Dr. Iftekhar Hai, United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance
  • Imam Yahya Hendi, Moslem Chaplain, Georgetown University
  • Rabbi Dr. Asher Lopatin, Rabbi of Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, Chicago, IL
  • Prof. Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University
  • Prof. Mohamed Mosaad Abdelaziz Mohamed,  Professor of Islamic Studies, Northern Arizona University
  • Dr. Eboo Patel, Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core
  • Dr. Charles R. Paul, President, Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy
  • Father Dr. John Pawlikowski, OSM, Professor of Social Ethics at Catholic Theological Union and Director of the Catholic-Jewish Studies Program
  • Rev. Dr. Donald Shriver, President & Professor of Ethics Emeritus Union Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. Krister Stendahl, Mellon Professor of Divinity Emeritus, Harvard Divinity School (deceased)
  • Rev. Robert V. Thompson, former minister of Lake Street Church, Chicago, IL, and former Chair of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
  • Mr. Jon Wolf, Director, former social policy director of the Synagogue Council of America
  • Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat and Chancellor of the Ohr Torah Stone Institutions

Friends of IEA:

United States Director:

Halim Johnson – Chicago, IL




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