After the collapse of the authoritarian regime in 1998, Indonesia faced serious challenges in promoting a culture of peaceful coexistence among diverse religious communities. Despite the tendency toward political moderation, violent disputes over religious minorities and religious policies have increased significantly since Indonesian’s democratic opening. This conference will address major issues in interreligious relations in contemporary Indonesia, including the impact of this year’s elections (parliamentary election in April and presidential election in July) on the future of inter and intra-religious relations.
The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
The Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago
Time: May 2, 2014 from 10:00-12:00pm followed with Lunch.
Place: C103 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Please rsvp to Mun’im Sirry (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 30th to confirm your participation.