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Gus Dur as a defender of pluralism, religious freedom

  • Muhammad Ali

Riverside, CA | Wed, January 6 2010 | 09:31 am

PREMIUM Pluralism has always been a contentious issue, but Abdurrahman “Gus Dur” Wahid worked beyond passive tolerance. He advocated the creation of a public space for communication, dialogue and cooperation between the mainstream and the marginalized.Raised in a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) tradition, but also in Western and Eastern traditions, Gus Dur became the advoc...