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Religion must uphold common values: Interfaith leaders

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 18 2019   /  02:14 am
Tapestry of faith: Dozens of religious scholars and experts huddle for a “family photo” on the sidelines of the Towards United Human Values gathering, an interfaith event hosted by the Omani mission in Jakarta on Saturday. (JP/Apriza Pinandita)(JP/Apriza Pinandita)

Tapestry of faith: Dozens of religious scholars and experts huddle for a “family photo” on the sidelines of the Towards United Human Values gathering, an interfaith event hosted by the Omani mission in Jakarta on Saturday. (JP/Apriza Pinandita)In a world where people are divided by hatred and intolerance and where religious extremism has found a growing following, “peacemakers” of different faiths and beliefs insist it is high time to band together and uphold universal human values.About 60 religious stakeholders comprising scholars, officials and activists from around the world gathered in Jakarta over the weekend to promote peaceful coexistence in an event convened by the Omani mission in Jakarta as part of a new initiative on religious tolerance."Towards United Human Values" is a project led by Oman to spark discussion among religious scholars and experts in hopes of addressin...