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NU, Muhammadiyah nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  • Nezar Patria

    The Jakarta Post

Oslo   /   Sat, June 22 2019   /  12:32 am
Defenders of peace: Catholic priest and renowned philosopher Franz Magnis-Suseno (left), Islamic scholar Azyumardi Azra (right) and Wahid Institute director Yenny Wahid (second right) speak in a seminar titled Challenging Islamic Extremism in Indonesia, hosted by the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) on Thursday.(JP/Nezar Patria)(left), Islamic scholar Azyumardi Azra (right) and Wahid Institute director Yenny Wahid (second right) speak in a seminar titled Challenging Islamic Extremism in Indonesia, hosted by the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) on Thursday.(JP/Nezar Patria)

Defenders of peace: Catholic priest and renowned philosopher Franz Magnis-Suseno (left), Islamic scholar Azyumardi Azra (right) and Wahid Institute director Yenny Wahid (second right) speak in a seminar titled Challenging Islamic Extremism in Indonesia, hosted by the Indonesian Embassy in Oslo and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) on Thursday.(JP/Nezar Patria)Top Indonesian scholars have supported the nomination of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s two largest Islamic organizations, for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying the two groups have played a key role in promoting religious tolerance in the country and the region.Catholic priest and renowned philosopher Franz Magnis-Suseno credited the two organizations for helping shape the face of Indonesian Islam.NU and Muhammadiyah present the face of Islam that is completely different from what extremists are trying to portra...