Questions surround the future of Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance and religious diversity after the conviction of the Christian Chinese governor of Jakarta on blasphemy charges.
The Religion News Foundation/Religion News Association will conduct a panel on Tolerance: A key to religious freedom on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 9:30 am -11:00 am at U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, 732 North Capitol Street, NW Washington, D.C.
When the Christians of Najran arrived to Medina, Muhammad allowed them to pray in Nabawi mosque where the Muslims also prayed. This invitation was not only the first example of Christian-Muslim dialogue, but it was the first time that Christians prayed in a mosque. While Prophet Muhammad and the Najrans were not able to reach common ground on all theological issues, he nonetheless gave them a place to stay near his home, and even ordered Muslims to pitch their tent.
Islam and the modern age ~ Moving beyond dogmatic doctrine
In April 2011, thousands of Indonesian film-goers flocked to director Hanung Bramantyo’s latest film with the intriguing title of ‘?’ (Question Mark – in Indonesian, Tanda Tanya): a film supporting religious pluralism.
Peace and Tolerance, by Amina Rasul
IN THE PAST past 20 years, Mindanao, home to hospitable and kind peoples, has been better known to the world as home to terrorist cells (Al Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiyyah, Abu Sayyaf Group).