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Interfaith dialogue core to RI diplomacy

  • Safrin La Batu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 18 2017   /  12:06 am
Reporting on religion: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second left), accompanied by International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) executive director Endy M. Bayuni (right), IARJ chairman Doug Todd (left) and Multimedia Nusantara University rector Ninok Leksono (second right), walks to the opening of the Joint Conference on Religion Journalism titled “Reporting Religion in Asia” at the university in South Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(second left), accompanied by International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) executive director Endy M. Bayuni (right), IARJ chairman Doug Todd (left) and Multimedia Nusantara University rector Ninok Leksono (second right), walks to the opening of the Joint Conference on Religion Journalism titled “Reporting Religion in Asia” at the university in South Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Reporting on religion: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second left), accompanied by International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) executive director Endy M. Bayuni (right), IARJ chairman Doug Todd (left) and Multimedia Nusantara University rector Ninok Leksono (second right), walks to the opening of the Joint Conference on Religion Journalism titled “Reporting Religion in Asia” at the university in South Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)As a nation of diverse religions and cultures, Indonesia has made interfaith dialogue an important element of its diplomacy, a communication method best realized through collaboration with non-state actors, including the media, a minister said on Tuesday.

Delivering a keynote address at a journalism conference in Serpong, Banten, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi highlighted some of the interfaith dialogues she had...