INDONESIA - Catholics, Protestants and Confucians join Muslims in Jakarta to say ‘no to extremism’ [AN]


The country’s largest Islamic movement is organising an interfaith gathering for 17January. Some 10,000 people are expected. "With this mass rally we want to bring the message that diversity should be the strength of the nation. We have to show that peaceful coexistence is possible,” said a Bishops’ Conference official. For a Muslim leader, the goal is to promote “in a predominantly Muslim Indonesia moderate ideas that embrace religious tolerance.”



this is good news. I hope Indonesia will be successful in fighting extremism to get a foothold there like it has in other areas of the world. Nice to see so many faiths coming together to unite for this.


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