The 6th Regional Interfaith Dialogue is opened by the Deputy Foreign Minister, Wardana, in Semarang, Cental Java, on Moday and attended by representatives from 14 countries, including Australia. The leader of Australian delegation, Tim Fischer, generously spared his time for an emailed interview with Yeyen Rostiyani from Republika. Here are some excerpts of the fruitful dialogue with the former Australian Deputy Prime Minister (1996-1999) who now sits as Australian Ambassador to the Holy See (2008-2012).
A large delegation from Australia participated in the 6th Regional Interfaith Dialogue held in Semerang, Indonesia.
The sixth Regional Interfaith Dialogue was held in Semarang, Indonesia, from 12-15 March 2012 and involved the participation of religious leaders, civil society, academia and media.