Indonesia

Indonesia: Jokowi Appoints Din Syamsuddin as Sepcial Envoy for Interreligious Dialogue

  Jakarta. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (23/10) appointed Muslim leader Din Syamsuddin as a special envoy for interreligious and cultural affairs. Din currently chairs the Indonesian Ulema Council’s (MUI) advisory board. “Today Din Syamsuddin becomes the president’s special envoy for interreligious dialogue and cultural cooperation. He’s an expert,” President […]

Taking religious harmony as his rallying call Purwakarta regent Dedi Mulyadi (left) with a local resident. Eager to put Indonesia back on track as a pluralist nation, he has won the support of its two largest parties in his run for governor.

Sep 18, 2017 Jokowi ally eyes West Java governor’s seat to champion diversity in Indonesia Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja Indonesia Correspondent In Purwakarta (West Java) He is a close ally of President Joko Widodo and known for promoting religious tolerance. Mr Dedi Mulyadi, 46, is also credited with helping to turn Purwakarta, a […]