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Jakarta Post

National scene: Youths hold interfaith event for peace

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, June 28 2011   /  07:00 am

JAKARTA: Young people from the Indonesian Young Muslim Club, the youth wing of the International Conference of Islamic Scholars (ICIS) held an interfaith workshop for students that ended on Monday in Bogor, West Java.

Program coordinator Miftahul Huda said recent surveys reporting that students were vulnerable to radical groups recruitment had given them the idea to hold the workshop.

“It is time for students to get involved in peace issues,” Miftahul said in a press release made available Monday. “We don’t expect the workshop to result in conflict resolution, but at least we hope we can contribute to conflict prevention.

“Students need to learn to trust each other,” he said.

The workshop included visits to the Cathedral Church in Bogor and Bogor’s Nahdlatul Ulama office.

The participants of the workshop comprised 60 students from six reli...