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USINDO Washington Open Forum – The Politics & Policies of Religious Pluralism

The United States-Indonesia Society

cordially invites you to an

Open Forum


The Politics and Policies of Religious Pluralism and
Multiculturalism in Today’s Indonesia


Dicky Sofjan, Ph.D. & Jeanny Dhewayani, Ph.D.

Core Doctoral Faculty and Associate Director
Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), Yogyakarta

Thursday, April 23

02:30 – 04:00 p.m.

USINDO Conference Room
1625 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 550
Washington, D.C. 20036

The Indonesian nation constitutes a vast number of ethnic groups with different religious affiliations and belief systems.  The nation’s civil religion, Pancasila (Five Main Principles) remains the predominant creed subscribed to by citizens of this hugely diverse and multicultural country.  With the ongoing challenges confronting Indonesia regarding religious diversity, and the negative spillover effects from the turmoil in the Middle East, it is remarkable that Indonesia remains tolerant, religiously neutral and democratic.  Our speakers will discuss how they view the issues for the Jokowi administration regarding religious pluralism and multiculturalism.

USINDO is pleased to welcome Dr. Dicky Sofjan and Dr. Jeanny Dhewayani, from the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies in Yogyakarta, who will share findings from their most recent research on religion, public policy and social transformation in Indonesia.  Their talk will be followed by Questions and Answers.

This Open Forum follows a two-day conference on “Religious Change and Gender Relations in Southeast Asia”, co-hosted by Boston University and ICRS at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center, April 21-22.  For more information on the conference and how to attend the public panel, please visit the event website here.

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Please join us for this informative event.