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Tolerance among religious communities enlivens Idul Adha

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, August 12, 2019   /  10:08 am
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An aerial view of Istiqlal Mosque in Central Jakarta with the Jakarta Cathedral beside it.(Shutterstock/Creativa Images)

As the most populous Muslim-majority country celebrated this year’s Idul Adha, the Day of Sacrifice, various actions of tolerance and respect among religious communities shaped the capital’s attitude, reflected through worshippers rearranging mass schedules, providing parking spaces and even sharing sacrificial meat. The Jakarta Cathedral rescheduled its Eucharist mass on Sunday to adjust to the Idul Adha morning prayer at the Istiqlal Mosque, located face to face with the cathedral in Sawah Besar, Central Jakarta. “This is our manifestation of tolerance and harmonious coexistence between the Jakarta Cathedral and the Istiqlal Mosque,” cathedral spokesperson Susyana Suwadie said in her written statement on Saturday. Susyana said the cathedral canceled the Sunday morning mass at 6 a.m. and that the mass was only held twice, at 10 a.m. and at 12 a.m., shift...