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Jakarta Post

Indonesia to hold conference on moderate Islam

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, April 26 2018   /  12:37 am

Muslim clerics from around the world will gather in Bogor, West Java, to talk about moderate Islam at a conference, but they will not discuss how to resolve ongoing conflicts in a number of Muslim countries.

The event, dubbed a High Level Consultation of World Muslim Scholars on Wasatiyyat Islam, runs from Tuesday until Thursday. It is to have 50 international Muslim scholars and another 50 ulema from Indonesia to talk about wasatiyyat [moderation].

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is to officially open the meeting at the Bogor Palace and the Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar University, Ahmed Ath-Thayyeb, is to deliver the keynote speech.

Vice President Jusuf Kalla is to host the closing ceremony at the Presidential Palace.

The presidential special envoy for inter-religious dialogue and partnership, Din Syamsuddin, said on Wednesday Indonesia would be sharin...