The SAIV Council and Advisors: Ending the Silence

The SAIV Council and Advisors are a group of internationally known leaders – drawn from many fields including religion, spirituality, politics, education, business, science, civil society, and culture – that have made the commitment to lend their voices and their energies to the task of ending the scourge of intimate violence.

The SAIV Council and Advisors bring such leaders into partnership with social, political, and cultural leaders and activists, representing a broad range of experience and expertise. The most important function of the Council and Advisors is to end the silence about intimate violence and to energize religious, national, regional, and grassroots initiatives that will in time end intimate violence in our world.

The SAIV Council of International Leaders Includes:

Saleha Abedin - Director, Office of Muslim Minority Affairs Saudi Arabia
Durre Ahmed - Founder, South Asian Council for Women and Religion, Pakistan
A.T. Ariyaratne - Founder, Sarvodaya Movement, Sri Lanka
Lauren Artress - Canon, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Liliane Kshensky Baxter - National Chair, Fellowship of Reconciliation
John A. Buehrens - Past President, Unitarian Universalist Association
Janet Chisholm - National Chair, Episcopal Peace Fellowship
Deepak Chopra - Founder, Chopra Foundation
Joan Chittister, OSB - Director, Benetvision
Harvey Cox - Professor, Harvard Divinity School
Richard Deats - Editor, Fellowship of Reconciliation Magazine
Riane Eisler - Award-winning author and President, Center for Partnership Studies
Prince El Hassan bin Talal - Jordan
Ela Gandhi - former member of South African Parliament
Jane Goodall - President, the Jane Goodall Institute
Joan Holmes - President, Hunger Project
Chung Hyun-kyung - Korean theologian
Barbara Marx Hubbard - Founder, Foundation for Conscious Evolution
Jim Kenney
- Executive Director, Interreligious Engagement Project
Irfan Ahmad Khan - President, World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations
Kalon Rinchen Khando - Tibetan Minister of Education for the Dalai Lama
Frances Kissling - President, Catholics for Free Choice
Satish Kumar - Editor, Resurgence Magazine
Molly Melching
- Founder and Director, Tostan
Emilia Muchawa
- Director, Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association
Robert Müller - Co-Founder, University for Peace, Costa Rica
Netsai Mushonga - Co-coordinator Women's Peacemaker Program (Zimbabwe)
Her Majesty Queen Noor - Jordon
Millicent Obaso - Women's rights activist, Kenya
Raffi - Founder, Troubadour Institute for Child Honoring
Tenzin Choegyal Ngari Rinpoche - advisor to Dalai Lama
John Robbins
- Founder, EarthSave International
Marshall Rosenberg - Founder, Center for Non-Violent Communication
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
- Naropa University
Bill Schulz - Executive Director, Amnesty International
Archbishop Desmund Tutu - Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
Betty Williams - Nobel Peace Laureate and President, Center for Compassion for Children
Walter Wink - Theologian, Auburn Theological Seminary

SAIV Advisors

Bruce Perry, M.D. - Founder and Director, ChildTrauma Academy
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. - lecturer and activist, Media literacy