Peace Camp Nasional 2018 (Day 2)

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*DAHSYAT!! SEKARANG PEACE CAMP ADA DI MAKASSAR*.Di tengah maraknya konflik antar Umat Beragama yang kerapkali disertai dengan tindak kekerasan, apa yang dapat dilakukan oleh mahasiswa? Terpanggilkah Kamu untuk menjadi agen perdamaian? Bagaimana Kamu menyebarkan nilai-nilai perdamaian yang diajarkan oleh Kitab Suci? Bagaimana Kamu dapat memahami dan menghargai iman dari umat lain?.Yuk ikuti…Student Interfaith Peace Camp Nasional 2018“Building Peace Generation Through Young Peacemaker”.Di sini kamu belajar Nilai Perdamaian dan dialog Islam-Kristen berdasarkan kitab suci. Peace Camp sudah ada sejak 2012 dan diadakan di kota-kota besar di Indonesia..Kota apa saja?– Makassar (23-25 Februari 2018)– Yogyakarta (2-4 Maret 2018).Apa saja yang kamu pelajari dari Nilai Perdamaian?1 – Berdamai dengan diri2 – Merayakan Keberagaman3 – Berdamai dengan lingkungan4 – Berdamai dengan Allah.ASIKNYA…SEMUA materi di atas dan dialognya dikemas dengan MENARIK dan SERU..Selain itu kamu bisa dapat banyak BONUS. Kamu dapat kaos, pin, sertifikat dan KELUARGA baru yang beragam…*40 kali* Peace Camp sudah diselenggarakan di kota-kota besar*1200 alumni* Peace Camp tersebar di seluruh Indonesia.*DIJAMIN!*Cuma di …

Celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week that invites more than 2,500 participants to share peace, joys and harmony. The government of Indonesia strongly support to the agenda in the leadership of Prof Dr Din Syamsuddin as Special Envoy of the President of Republic Indonesia for Interfaith and Intercivilizational Dialogue and Cooperation.  

World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018

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World Interfaith Harmony Week is United Nations annual event to be observed during the first week of February starting in 2011. It was proclaimed by the General Assembly in resolution adopted on 20 October 2010. In the resolution, the General Assembly, points out that mutual understanding and interreligious dialogue constitute important dimensions of a culture of peace and establishes World Interfaith Harmony Week as a way to promote harmony between all people regardless of their faith. This highlight of the celebration event was held at our Plenary Hall.

Indonesia Celebrate 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week: Pancasila & National Unity (Day 2)

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The agenda of 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) in Indonesia consists of three main event which are: (a) Deliberation of 450 of interfaith leaders across Indonesia to discuss about strategic national issues, and come-up with declaratory commitment to build national unity, harmony and peace of the pluralistic Indonesia; (c) Gathering at the Presidential Palace to present the declaration of religious leader to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, and (b) Celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week that invites more than 2,500 participants to share peace, joys and harmony. The government of Indonesia strongly support to the agenda in the leadership of Prof Dr Din Syamsuddin as Special Envoy of the President of Republic Indonesia for Interfaith and Intercivilizational Dialogue and Cooperation. The program developed with the spirit of dialogical dialogue of religious leaders, and arts performance represent various interfaith and multicultural society of Indonesia. 150 Schoolchildren from five school belong to different religion jointly sing the national …

Indonesia Celebrate 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week: Pancasila & National Unity (Day 1)

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The agenda of 2018 World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) in Indonesia consists of three main event which are: (a) Deliberation of 450 of interfaith leaders across Indonesia to discuss about strategic national issues, and come-up with declaratory commitment to build national unity, harmony and peace of the pluralistic Indonesia; (c) Gathering at the Presidential Palace to present the declaration of religious leader to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, and (b) Celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week that invites more than 2,500 participants to share peace, joys and harmony. The government of Indonesia strongly support to the agenda in the leadership of Prof Dr Din Syamsuddin as Special Envoy of the President of Republic Indonesia for Interfaith and Intercivilizational Dialogue and Cooperation. The program developed with the spirit of dialogical dialogue of religious leaders, and arts performance represent various interfaith and multicultural society of Indonesia. 150 Schoolchildren from five school belong to different religion jointly sing the national …

Celebrations of the World Interfaith Harmony Week

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Acara The World Interfaith Harmony Week (Pekan Kerukunan Antariman) digelar di Plenary Hall, Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), pada 11 Februari 2018.Acara yang merupakan agenda Perserikatan Bangsa-Bangsa ini adalah rangkaian dari Musyawarah Besar Pemuka Agama untuk Kerukunan Bangsa yang digelar pada 8-10 Februari 2018.

Peace Road Show (4715)

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1. Interfaith Dialogue with Baha\\\'i Community 2. Live in, Interfaith, and Intercultural Dialogue with Sunda Wiwitan Community 3 – Dialogue and study gender and equality at SAPA Institute (Information and Communication of Woman Center) 4 – Peace education with TEKAMSEK International School and Senior High School of Bakti Karya

Peace Camp Nasional 2018.

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*DAHSYAT!! SEKARANG PEACE CAMP ADA DI MAKASSAR*.Di tengah maraknya konflik antar Umat Beragama yang kerapkali disertai dengan tindak kekerasan, apa yang dapat dilakukan oleh mahasiswa? Terpanggilkah Kamu untuk menjadi agen perdamaian? Bagaimana Kamu menyebarkan nilai-nilai perdamaian yang diajarkan oleh Kitab Suci? Bagaimana Kamu dapat memahami dan menghargai iman dari umat lain?.Yuk ikuti…Student Interfaith Peace Camp Nasional 2018“Building Peace Generation Through Young Peacemaker”.Di sini kamu belajar Nilai Perdamaian dan dialog Islam-Kristen berdasarkan kitab suci. Peace Camp sudah ada sejak 2012 dan diadakan di kota-kota besar di Indonesia..Kota apa saja?– Makassar (23-25 Februari 2018)– Yogyakarta (2-4 Maret 2018).Apa saja yang kamu pelajari dari Nilai Perdamaian?1 – Berdamai dengan diri2 – Merayakan Keberagaman3 – Berdamai dengan lingkungan4 – Berdamai dengan Allah.ASIKNYA…SEMUA materi di atas dan dialognya dikemas dengan MENARIK dan SERU..Selain itu kamu bisa dapat banyak BONUS. Kamu dapat kaos, pin, sertifikat dan KELUARGA baru yang beragam…*40 kali* Peace Camp sudah diselenggarakan di kota-kota besar*1200 alumni* Peace Camp tersebar di seluruh Indonesia.*DIJAMIN!*Cuma di …

Character Education and Peace Building (PEKANADA) (8535)

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Pekanada – in Indonesian stands for Pendidikan Karakter dan Bina Damai (Character Education and Peace Building) This program is for people of different faiths; they will consist of – Children – University Students – Religion teachers – Widows The activities from the 31st January, 2018 to 3rd March, 2018 will be: – Programs on Peace, Respect, Love and Tolerance – Meditation to enter into the peace of ones own heart – Values for Interfaith dialogue through Character Education and Peace Building – Outreach to widows of different faiths. – These events will end with the empowerment of a core group to continue the dialogue and be 'agents of peace and change' All of these events will be held in different places i.e schools, universities, villages(where the widows dwell) and the base will be in RSCJ Jalan Ambon, 25, Bandung, 40115 Indonesia

Christians joined in solidarity the Friday Muslim Congregational Prayer

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On February 5, the Christians joined in solidarity the Friday Muslim Congregational Prayer at the Oro Jamaah Mosque in Cagayan de Oro city. The khutba(sermon) delivered was focused on interfaith understanding and solidarity as well as appreciating the beauty and uniqueness of each other’s faiths rather than criticizing and debating about faiths. The Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro city, Archbishop Antonio Ledesma delivered his message of solidarity at the end of the congregational prayer.

INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE MEETINGS (dan Kupang)

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To celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016, The Asia Foundation (TAF) in collaboration with the International Conference on Islam and Peace (ICIP), on February 27, 2016 held a community interfaith dialogue on the Sikh religion in Ciputat, South Tangerang. On March 2, 2016 in collaboration with the Muhammadiyah University, Malang (UMM), TAF held a dialogue on Islam and Buddhism in the Buddhist community, Batu, Malang; and on February 25, 27, March 5, 2016, in collaboration with the Bandung State Islamic University and the Artha Wiyata Christian University (AKAW), in Kupang, TAF held an interfaith dialogue series on Islam and Christianity. 24 Inter-faith dialogue is a challenge for all religions, especially the monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which have been "exclusive" for hundreds of years. Problems of interfaith dialogue have now become an integral part of reform movements of the world religions. The reality and complexity of today's world has led religious thinkers seriously to reassess their understanding of God's …

INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE MEETINGS (Malang)

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To celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016, The Asia Foundation (TAF) in collaboration with the International Conference on Islam and Peace (ICIP), on February 27, 2016 held a community interfaith dialogue on the Sikh religion in Ciputat, South Tangerang. On March 2, 2016 in collaboration with the Muhammadiyah University, Malang (UMM), TAF held a dialogue on Islam and Buddhism in the Buddhist community, Batu, Malang; and on February 25, 27, March 5, 2016, in collaboration with the Bandung State Islamic University and the Artha Wiyata Christian University (AKAW), in Kupang, TAF held an interfaith dialogue series on Islam and Christianity. 24 Inter-faith dialogue is a challenge for all religions, especially the monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which have been "exclusive" for hundreds of years. Problems of interfaith dialogue have now become an integral part of reform movements of the world religions. The reality and complexity of today's world has led religious thinkers seriously to reassess their understanding of God's …

INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE MEETINGS (Bandung,)

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To celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016, The Asia Foundation (TAF) in collaboration with the International Conference on Islam and Peace (ICIP), on February 27, 2016 held a community interfaith dialogue on the Sikh religion in Ciputat, South Tangerang. On March 2, 2016 in collaboration with the Muhammadiyah University, Malang (UMM), TAF held a dialogue on Islam and Buddhism in the Buddhist community, Batu, Malang; and on February 25, 27, March 5, 2016, in collaboration with the Bandung State Islamic University and the Artha Wiyata Christian University (AKAW), in Kupang, TAF held an interfaith dialogue series on Islam and Christianity. 24 Inter-faith dialogue is a challenge for all religions, especially the monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which have been "exclusive" for hundreds of years. Problems of interfaith dialogue have now become an integral part of reform movements of the world religions. The reality and complexity of today's world has led religious thinkers seriously to reassess their understanding of God's …

INTER-FAITH DIALOGUE MEETINGS (South Tangerang)

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To celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016, The Asia Foundation (TAF) in collaboration with the International Conference on Islam and Peace (ICIP), on February 27, 2016 held a community interfaith dialogue on the Sikh religion in Ciputat, South Tangerang. On March 2, 2016 in collaboration with the Muhammadiyah University, Malang (UMM), TAF held a dialogue on Islam and Buddhism in the Buddhist community, Batu, Malang; and on February 25, 27, March 5, 2016, in collaboration with the Bandung State Islamic University and the Artha Wiyata Christian University (AKAW), in Kupang, TAF held an interfaith dialogue series on Islam and Christianity. 24 Inter-faith dialogue is a challenge for all religions, especially the monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which have been "exclusive" for hundreds of years. Problems of interfaith dialogue have now become an integral part of reform movements of the world religions. The reality and complexity of today's world has led religious thinkers seriously to reassess their understanding of God's …

WORLD MEDITATION HOUR

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To complete celebrations of World Interfaith Harmony Week, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, Jakarta, held World Meditation Hour (WMH) on 21 February, 2016, using the method of Raja Yoga. Meditation is a journey inwards, one of self-discovery or, in fact, rediscovery. Meditation is time taken for quiet reflection and silence, away from the hustle and bustle of daily living. Taking time out enables us to come back to a centered place of being. In 23 our modern world, where the pace of life is growing ever faster, we are losing touch with our original inner peace and power. Raja Yoga meditation is a meditation without rituals or mantras and can be practiced anywhere, at any time, with open eyes – as it is an awareness of who we truly are and an awareness of God. Meditation is a state of being, where spiritual empowerment begins. Spiritual awareness gives us the power to choose good and positive thoughts over those …

LIVING VALUES EDUCATION FOR PARENTS

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In today' s world, we are constantly exposed to many forms of violence even those which victimized the lives of our children. These various issues of violence are fast becoming headline news and has surfaced as a common problem in society. It seems that the world of today is no longer a conducive place to raising a child physically, mentally and emotionally. The world as we know, it has transformed into a perlious place for children. Parents who are at the forefront and at the gateway to a child's education are often exhausted in search of effective method of parenting. Consequently, it is common that parents seek the best education available and expect their children to be raised and become characters with high morals and strong values. And the foundation of any form of education can only start from homes and within families where parents are active participants. Ironically, most parents are neither prepared nor equipped to carry out the …

LAUNCHING OF THE RUMI INSTITUTE Discussion on Rumi and His Ideas on Interfaith Dialogue

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aunching of “the Rumi Institute” while celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016. Discussion was held on the meeting point between Rumi’s vision and that of different religions. Rumi, whose full name was – Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi Muhammad bin Hasin al-Khattabi lBakhri, was born in Balkh (now Afganisthan) on September 30, 1207 – Eastern (Oriental) philosophers from the West acknowledge Rumi as the greatest poet of all mystical poets who ever lived in Islamic civilization (times). And Sufis of the Middle East admit that his works are considered as a second Al-Qur’an because of their depth of meaning. Jalaluddin Rumi is the founder of “Mevlevi Order” in Turkey. Before the second World War, followers of Tarekat 21 Mevlevi, spread the whole Balkan area, Africa and Asia, totaled 100,000 . There isn’t a poet in all history – not even Shakespeare or Dante – who literally had such an effect on civilization as did Rumi. And there is no poetry which is …

DISCUSSION ON “A COMMON WORD” DOCUMENT FOR MUSLIM – CHRISTIAN INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

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Love of God or the Good and Love of the Neighbor as fundamental values for peace, is the common ground for interreligious harmony in Indonesia, especially in Ambon. These two 20 important “A Common Word” values were clarified in the two discussion at Driyarkara School of Philosophy, Jakarta on February15 and 23, 2016 led by Dr. Budhy Munawar-Rachman; and at State Islamic Institute in Jambi on March 5, 2016 led by Dr. Muqowim. Discussion concretely by the fundamental human rights values and principle as participation, equality, transparency, rule of laws, preferential option for the poor and vulnerable group, and linkage to others human rights framework.

CELEBRATE 3 YEARS PEACE EDUCATION PROGRAM IN AMBON/MALUKU

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In the year 1999, conflict between the Islamic and Christian communities broke out in the Maluku Islands – a province in eastern Indonesia, consisting of 1,450 islands. One of the most tragic consequences of conflict experienced is the division between the Muslim and Christian communities. As a result, in Maluku, especially in Ambon and the surrounding islands, villages are divided into being Muslim and Christian villages. Unfortunately, even schools are separated in this way, despite the fact that they belong to the Government. Almost all State Schools as well as the teachers and students are labelled and divided as “Islam” and “Christian”. The outcome of this division is a strained or almost no relationship between the Muslim and Christian students 19 and teachers for almost fifteen years. This is truly sad, especially because, since the colonial days of the Dutch, the people of the islands of Maluku were known to be multi-religious and multicultural where interfaith harmony between villages was …

JOURNALISTS WORKSHOP FOR CREATING INTERFAITH HARMONY

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The Asia Foundation and The Journalists Association for Diversity (SEJUK) involves in a series of celebrationss and campaigns on the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2016. In the second week of February, SEJUK campaigned the interfaith harmony spirit among mass media and journalists by conducting journalist Workshop on “Reporting Diversity Issue was the second activity in the series of WIHW campaigns in various countries in the first week of February in an effort to create common ground pushing interfaith harmony and peaceful thoughts and actions. The Asia Foundation and The Journalists Association for Diversity (SEJUK) involves in a series of celebrationss and campaigns on the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2016. In the second week of February, SEJUK campaigned the interfaith harmony spirit among mass media and journalists by conducting two workshops. The workshops, which cooperated with The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Medan chapter, targeted mass media and journalists in North Sumatra and Aceh. First activity was In-House Workshop …

MEDIA CAMPAIGN TO STIMULATE BALANCE REPORT ON RELIGIOUS-BASED CONFLICT

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Journalists and media have a pivotal role to maintain harmony among societies. That is one of the commitments of SEJUK media visiting (in-house workshop) in the office of Tribun Medan (10/2/2016). This visiting was a part of a campaign on interfaith harmony week as a collaboration event between The Asia Foundation, the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and Journalists Association for Diversity (SEJUK). Veryanto Sitohang, an activist of the Alliance of North Sumatra United (Aliansi Sumut Bersatu/ASB), said: ‘It is not enough for media to just reporting conflict among or intra-religious members, they also should move forward to promote and support harmony, particularly, in North Sumatra.’ Furthermore, based on their monitoring program on freedom of religion and belief in North Sumatra, Very added that his organization, ASB, found a lot of violation and conflict of religion and belief. However, media attention on those cases was in a minimal level. They hope that in the future, media can pay more concerns …

DEBATE ON INTERFAITH TOLERANCE (Bandung)

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In order to strengthen the perspectives of the younger generation on the aspect of interfaith, in 3 places – Jakarta, Berastagi, Medan, Mataram, and Bandung – a total of 150 youth delved into many aspects of Interfaith. This debate aimed at increasing religious understanding amongst the participants, to take them from “exclusive” to “inclusive”, so that tolerance could develop better amongst the younger generation. The debate was facilitated by Budhy Munawar-Rahman of The Asia Foundation, who then strengthened the debate with discussion on human rights, especially from the perspective of religious freedom and pluralism.

DEBATE ON INTERFAITH TOLERANCE (Mataram)

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In order to strengthen the perspectives of the younger generation on the aspect of interfaith, in 3 places – Jakarta, Berastagi, Medan, Mataram, and Bandung – a total of 150 youth delved into many aspects of Interfaith. This debate aimed at increasing religious understanding amongst the participants, to take them from “exclusive” to “inclusive”, so that tolerance could develop better amongst the younger generation. The debate was facilitated by Budhy Munawar-Rahman of The Asia Foundation, who then strengthened the debate with discussion on human rights, especially from the perspective of religious freedom and pluralism.

DEBATE ON INTERFAITH TOLERANCE (Medan)

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In order to strengthen the perspectives of the younger generation on the aspect of interfaith, in 3 places – Jakarta, Berastagi, Medan, Mataram, and Bandung – a total of 150 youth delved into many aspects of Interfaith. This debate aimed at increasing religious understanding amongst the participants, to take them from “exclusive” to “inclusive”, so that tolerance could develop better amongst the younger generation. The debate was facilitated by Budhy Munawar-Rahman of The Asia Foundation, who then strengthened the debate with discussion on human rights, especially from the perspective of religious freedom and pluralism.

9 – DEBATE ON INTERFAITH TOLERANCE (Berastagi, Karo (North Sumatera)

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In order to strengthen the perspectives of the younger generation on the aspect of interfaith, in 3 places – Jakarta, Berastagi, Medan, Mataram, and Bandung – a total of 150 youth delved into many aspects of Interfaith. This debate aimed at increasing religious understanding amongst the participants, to take them from “exclusive” to “inclusive”, so that tolerance could develop better amongst the younger generation. The debate was facilitated by Budhy Munawar-Rahman of The Asia Foundation, who then strengthened the debate with discussion on human rights, especially from the perspective of religious freedom and pluralism.

9 – DEBATE ON INTERFAITH TOLERANCE (Jakarta)

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In order to strengthen the perspectives of the younger generation on the aspect of interfaith, in 3 places – Jakarta, Berastagi, Medan, Mataram, and Bandung – a total of 150 youth delved into many aspects of Interfaith. This debate aimed at increasing religious understanding amongst the participants, to take them from “exclusive” to “inclusive”, so that tolerance could develop better amongst the younger generation. The debate was facilitated by Budhy Munawar-Rahman of The Asia Foundation, who then strengthened the debate with discussion on human rights, especially from the perspective of religious freedom and pluralism

DEBATE ON INTERFAITH TOLERANCE (Bogor)

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In order to strengthen the perspectives of the younger generation on the aspect of interfaith, in 3 places – Jakarta, Berastagi, Medan, Mataram, and Bandung – a total of 150 youth delved into many aspects of Interfaith. This debate aimed at increasing religious understanding amongst the participants, to take them from “exclusive” to “inclusive”, so that tolerance could develop better amongst the younger generation. The debate was facilitated by Budhy Munawar-Rahman of The Asia Foundation, who then strengthened the debate with discussion on human rights, especially from the perspective of religious freedom and pluralism

MORNING EXERCISE FOR LIVING TOGETHER IN HARMONY

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The Asia foundation collaborated with Aliansi Bhinneka Tunggal Ika celebrated World Interfaith Harmony Week on Car-Free Day (a Government weekly event in Jakarta). This celebrations was done in the form of morning exercises together with traditional well-known Indonesian dances like “Tor-Tor”, “Ja’I”, and “Gemu FaMiRe”. Besides these, the celebrations was also filled with photo booths on themes of Tolerance and Harmony between religious faiths – part also of a social media campaign. The theme of this Program was to emphasize living together in harmony. It invited the people of Jakarta of all faiths to build a life of peace and tolerance, as well as increasing understanding and cooperation amongst them, remembering that Jakarta is a miniature form of the whole variety of Indonesia in its culture, ethnicity and religions. Through the unity of people having different social, ethnic and religious backgrounds, it is hoped to be able to create better relationships and more open attitudes and trust amongst all. This …

CULTURAL FESTIVAL OF RELIGIONS

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On February 4, 2016 The Asia Foundation in collaboration with the Madania School, held a Festival of Culture of Religions. The festival familiarized Madania students with interfaith relations. The students are 83% Muslim, and 17% Catholic, Protestant, Jehovah's Witnesses, Hindus, and Buddhists. This school successfully passed the critical controversial period, when it decided to develop a school with the spirit of Islam that is open and progressive. The fruit is a well-established inclusive school. One sign is its ability to hold this event in the cultural festival of religions, in which all 800 students deliberately get a chance to learn about other religions. With the cultural festival activity of these religions the students are expected to grow into tolerant religious students, full openness towards other faiths. Madania’s Festival is expected to be a model of tolerant education for schools in Indonesia which now seems increasingly intolerant and not open to other religions.

YOGA FOR TOLERANCE (Jakarta)

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"Yoga is not just asanas". That's the motto Yudhi Widdyantoro, a leading yoga teacher in Jakarta, who 2-5 February 2016 lead a celebrations of World Interfaith Harmony Week in Bogor with the theme "Yoga for Tolerance". Human rights activists from 21 field social inclusion programsfollowed this yoga activity.The Asia Foundation in cooperation with NU LAKPESDAM and Satunama Foundation, Yogyakarta sponsored the program. The participants 10 came from Banda Aceh, Medan, Jakarta, Cimahi, Semarang, Cilacap, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Mataram, Tambolaka and Waingapu, Sampit and Makassar. Yoga is derived from the word "yug" which means ‘oneness’. Yoga will develop integrated personalities that will produce a society of harmony. Yudhi, who founded theHappy Yoga Community, held "Happy Yoga" activities in Soerapatti Park, Menteng, Jakarta every Saturday morning, stressed that yoga is universal, not boxed into one way of thinking or acting or style.. Therefore, yoga is a means to develop an open and tolerant society, and is a good foundation to overcome fanaticaltendencies and …

YOGA FOR TOLERANCE (Bogor)

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"Yoga is not just asanas". That's the motto Yudhi Widdyantoro, a leading yoga teacher in Jakarta, who 2-5 February 2016 lead a celebrations of World Interfaith Harmony Week in Bogor with the theme "Yoga for Tolerance". Human rights activists from 21 field social inclusion programsfollowed this yoga activity.The Asia Foundation in cooperation with NU LAKPESDAM and Satunama Foundation, Yogyakarta sponsored the program. The participants 10 came from Banda Aceh, Medan, Jakarta, Cimahi, Semarang, Cilacap, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Mataram, Tambolaka and Waingapu, Sampit and Makassar. Yoga is derived from the word "yug" which means ‘oneness’. Yoga will develop integrated personalities that will produce a society of harmony. Yudhi, who founded theHappy Yoga Community, held "Happy Yoga" activities in Soerapatti Park, Menteng, Jakarta every Saturday morning, stressed that yoga is universal, not boxed into one way of thinking or acting or style.. Therefore, yoga is a means to develop an open and tolerant society, and is a good foundation to overcome fanaticaltendencies and …

BOOK LAUNCHING “THE CULTUR OF INTERFAITH HARMONY IN INDONESIAN ISLAM”

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To celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week, The Asia Foundation has especially produced a book “The Culture of Interfaith Harmony Week in Indonesian Islam” (please attached). This book (presents the concept of) shows the contribution of Islam and other religions in Indonesia in building religious harmony together too illustrate the reality of this interfaith harmony in Indonesia, photos are added showing Muslims, being the majority religion, in activities with those of other religions in Indonesia. The result shown is a culture of tolerance and peace in this country. These photos were taken in 28 cities in Indonesia – in Medan, Bukit Tinggi, Padang Panjang, Living Values Education for Achieving Social Inclusion and Equality (LVE for SIE) Workshop Activity Session after book discussion at State Islamic University, Yogyakarta 9 Padang,Banten, Jakarta, Bogor, Sumedang, Indramayu, Cirebon, Kendal, Semarang, Magelang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Gresik, Surabaya, Sumenep, Jombang, Ponorogo, Pontianak, Banjarmasin, Martapura, Bontang Kuala, Makassar, Bali, Lombok, Flores. This book has been discussed recently in the …

BOOK LAUNCHING “THE CULTUR OF INTERFAITH HARMONY IN INDONESIAN ISLAM” ( Bandung)

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To celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week, The Asia Foundation has especially produced a book “The Culture of Interfaith Harmony Week in Indonesian Islam” (please attached). This book (presents the concept of) shows the contribution of Islam and other religions in Indonesia in building religious harmony together too illustrate the reality of this interfaith harmony in Indonesia, photos are added showing Muslims, being the majority religion, in activities with those of other religions in Indonesia. The result shown is a culture of tolerance and peace in this country. These photos were taken in 28 cities in Indonesia – in Medan, Bukit Tinggi, Padang Panjang, Living Values Education for Achieving Social Inclusion and Equality (LVE for SIE) Workshop Activity Session after book discussion at State Islamic University, Yogyakarta 9 Padang,Banten, Jakarta, Bogor, Sumedang, Indramayu, Cirebon, Kendal, Semarang, Magelang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Gresik, Surabaya, Sumenep, Jombang, Ponorogo, Pontianak, Banjarmasin, Martapura, Bontang Kuala, Makassar, Bali, Lombok, Flores. This book has been discussed recently in the …

BOOK LAUNCHING “THE CULTUR OF INTERFAITH HARMONY IN INDONESIAN ISLAM” (Jakarta)

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To celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week, The Asia Foundation has especially produced a book “The Culture of Interfaith Harmony Week in Indonesian Islam” (please attached). This book (presents the concept of) shows the contribution of Islam and other religions in Indonesia in building religious harmony together too illustrate the reality of this interfaith harmony in Indonesia, photos are added showing Muslims, being the majority religion, in activities with those of other religions in Indonesia. The result shown is a culture of tolerance and peace in this country. These photos were taken in 28 cities in Indonesia – in Medan, Bukit Tinggi, Padang Panjang, Living Values Education for Achieving Social Inclusion and Equality (LVE for SIE) Workshop Activity Session after book discussion at State Islamic University, Yogyakarta 9 Padang,Banten, Jakarta, Bogor, Sumedang, Indramayu, Cirebon, Kendal, Semarang, Magelang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Gresik, Surabaya, Sumenep, Jombang, Ponorogo, Pontianak, Banjarmasin, Martapura, Bontang Kuala, Makassar, Bali, Lombok, Flores. This book has been discussed recently in the …

LIVING VALUES EDUCATION FOR ACHIEVING SOCIAL INCLUSION AND EQUALITY.

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From the beginning of this year, The Asia Foundation has been developing an inclusive social Program for people who have experienced discrimination because of having a different religion or belief. This program is being carried out in the cities of Banda Aceh, Medan, Ciamis, Tasikmalaya, Kuningan, Indramayu, Tegal, Rembang, Jepara, Kulonprogo, Sampang, Jember, Mataram, Bima, Tambolaka, Waingapu and Bulukumba. In these cities, social inclusion is being Motivational Arts Unlimited (MAU) Workshop 8 developed. For this, 35 facilitators from these communities experiencing discrimination and social exclusion (from the above-mentioned cities) are coming to Bogor West Java, to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016 for 5 days from February 1 to 5, 2016, in the form of a “retreat”- to reflect on values and basic human rights in the aim of achieving social inclusion and equality for their communities. The program was opened with discussion and showing of a documentary film of World Interfaith Harmony Week on the islands of Ambon and …

PSYCHO-DRAMA WORKSHOP

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he Asia Foundation collaborated with Campuhan College, Motivational Arts Unlimited (MAU), and Values Institute, to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016 with psycho-drama workshop. The workshop trained the younger generation to inter-faith skills using drama. The training was led by Mario Cossadari from Motivational Arts Unlimited (MAU), Kuta, Bali, a psychodrama therapist, and theater educator. Most participants were trainers ofLiving Values Education (LVE). They developed psycho-drama skills to use theater to revive the values of the young generation, and to use them for social therapy in a communities that have developed intolerance. Motivational Arts Unlimited (MAU) is a movement for changing oneself through drama. MAU is the approach used to enhance expressive arts in education, self-development, healing, and more positive life changes. MAU uses creative methods to solve various problems teenagers face, such as narcotics, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, sexual orientation (LGBT), the impact of social media, addiction to gadgets favoring violence, and the like. This training also develops in depth …

BOOK DISCUSSION ON MISBACH TAMRIN

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Misbach Tamrin is an artist with leftist leanings (of the “left”) who became a victim in 1965, and was imprisoned without trial in the Soeharto government for 13 years. The Institute for Islamic Studies and Society (LK3) held the discussion on him, on the book “Sailing in the Midst of a Storm – Misbach Tamrin in a turmoil of politics and art” by Hairus Salim HS and Hajrainsyah which is a biography of Misbach Tamrin. The discussion, including also human rights, was very intense. This was also part of World Interfaith Harmony Week 2016. After being given freedom in 1978, Misbach Tamrin continued his skills in painting and sculpture. Although he experienced a lot of discrimination and social exclusion (which was the case of all who had been branded communists in the Soeharto era), he continued his work, and now in his memory, statues and monuments stand tall as a landmark in the city of Banjarmasin as well as other …

RELIGION EXPO AND YOUTH INTERFAITH DIALOGUE

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In celebrations of World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) 2016, Asia Foundation and partners began in Banjarmasin, the capital city South Kalimantan. The celebrations was called “Religious Expo” – consisting of an Exhibition and a Religious Festival. 30 religious organizations took part each exhibiting symbols of their religions as well as religious books. This was held by the banks of the river Martapura in Banjarmasin. Around 5000 people came to watch many cultural and religious attractions – such as dancing, singing, dramas, etc. This “Religions Expo” was preceded and followed by activities such as discussions on religious pluralism, led by Dr Budhy Munawar-Rachman of The Asia Foundation, who emphasized the importance of continually developing religious pluralism in Indonesia. Rising intolerance and religious violations have resulted in a decline in democracy in Indonesia. As a result there is the increasing need to build a foundation of peace and tolerance in Indonesia, no matter what the challenges are.

A Day of Interfaith Prayer for World Peace

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The day of prayer for peace in our world will flow from the scriptures of different faiths. Children, youth and adults of different faith groups from kindergartens, primary -middle and high schools, universities, churches, temples, mosques, seminaries and pesantrens will chant, recite, remain in silence and send vibrations of peace to every part of our world especially the places that are crying out for peace.