Religion, State and Media in Dialogue

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Indonesia – Netherlands Consortium for Muslim – Christian Relations  organized an interfaith dialogue under the theme “Religion, State and Media in Dialogue: Indonesia – Netherlands Perspective”.

This dialogue might challenge both Indonesia and the Dutch to reflect more thoroughly on religious issues. The aims of the event included (i) sharing updates on the development of inter-religious relations in both countries; and (ii) exchange of views on best practices in an effort to improve the relationship of tolerance and inter-religious harmony in both countries.

Speakers included Officials from the Indonesian Religious Affairs Ministry, Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), the Consortium, UKDW – Yogyakarta, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Jakarta Post and others.

This event took place on Friday, 25 September 2015 afternoon at the premises of Initiatives of Change in The Hague.

In the evening a working dinner was organized at the Embassy, where future endeavour and cooperation with the Consortium on topics of research and education were proposed and discussed.