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Indonesia, Oman to showcase religious tolerance through art

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 13, 2019   /  11:21 am
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Children are accompanied as they walk inside Dhanagun Temple in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday to attend an interreligious event held by the temple’s management to promote tolerance. (JP/P. J. Leo )

Ahead of the International Day for Tolerance on Nov. 16, Oman and Indonesia are set to hold an international exhibition in Jakarta to promote religious tolerance, mutual understanding and coexistence. The exhibition, to be held from Nov. 14 to 18 at the National Library, will depict how Islam is practiced in daily life in a modern Arab society of Oman and how harmonious interfaith relationships are nurtured. During the five-day exhibition, 24 panels of text and graphics about religious practices in modern Arab society will be shown. The exhibition will also feature artifacts and artwork. Accompanying the exhibition is a screening of a short documentary film titled Religious Tolerance in Oman by German filmmaker Wolfgang Ettlich – commissioned by Oman’s Endowments and Religious Affairs Ministry – and a sand art show and nasheed vocal music performance by Omani a...