RI, US Religious Groups Team Up to Tackle Poverty

January 28, 2010

Author: Lilian Budianto

Source: The Jakarta Post


Participants at an interfaith forum in Jakarta have pledged to work closely to end poverty and enhance education while trying to help people cope with climate change.

The joint declaration came at the conclusion of the three-day forum Wednesday, attended by religious leaders from the United States, Indonesia and other Asian countries.

The leaders expressed their commitment to creating partnerships on a wide range of issues to allow better understanding about religious diversity in the region, still gripped by radical movements that have in recent years often devolved into violence.

The forum was also attended by representatives from Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Japan.