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Promoting peace, tolerance and pluralism

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 5 2018   /  03:02 am

Peaceful remarks: Valeria Martono (left), recipient of the Anugerah Kebudayaan & Penghargaan Maestro Seni Tradisi 2018 (Cultural and Maestro of Traditional Art Award 2018) speaks during a reception at the Italian ambassador’s residence in South Jakarta, while Italian Ambassador to Indonesia Vittorio Sandalli looks on. The reception was held on Sept. 27. (JP/Arief Suhardiman)Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest countries, has a culture of tolerance and pluralism thanks to its principle of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity), according to Italian peace promoter Valeria Martano from the Sant‘Edigio Community.“Tolerance is not something that is taken for granted, but they [Indonesian people] have it,” said Martano following a reception held by the Ambassador of Italy to Indonesia, Vittorio Sandalli at the Italian Residence in Jakarta on Sept. 27.The reception was held in...