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Nahdlatul Ulama banks on soccer to promote peace

  • Moses Ompusunggu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, June 19 2017 | 12:15 am

PREMIUM From helping rebuild the fragmented society in post-Yugoslavia Bosnia-Herzegovina to ending a civil war in the Ivory Coast, soccer has played important roles in bringing peace to the world and is arguably considered the most effective, universally accepted means to help eradicate hatred among people.

It was also apparent in Indonesia, home to hundreds of millions of soccer aficionados, whe...