Sikhs Attend Landmark Interfaith Conference In Jakarta

February 3, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/The Sikh Times

The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) participated in a landmark US-Indonesia bilateral interfaith conference in Jakarta, Indonesia sponsored by the governments of the United States of America and Republic of Indonesia.

The conference was one of the steps undertaken by the US government to promote and foster multi-religious cooperation since President Barack Obama’s historic speech in Cairo, Egypt last year. Indonesia was chosen as the location for this first-of-its-kind interfaith cooperation forum because of its diverse society and its constructive models for building collaborative communities.

The meeting was facilitated by Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition for peace.