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USINDO DC Open Forum with Dr. Bernard Adeney-Risakotta: “Indonesia and the Future of Islam”

October 5, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+5

USINDO WASHINGTON DC

1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

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USINDO

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We are pleased to invite you to our Open Forum on “Indonesia and the Future of Islam”.

 

Speaker:

Bernard Adeney-Risakotta

Author, “Living in a Sacred Cosmos:

Indonesia and the Future of Islam”

Founding Director

Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), Yogyakarta

Moderator:

Katherine Marshall

Senior Fellow

Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs

Georgetown University

 Professor of the Practice of Development, Religion,

and Conflict, Georgetown School of Foreign Service

Friday, October 5

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

USINDO Office

1625 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 550

Washington, D.C. 20036

 

“The future of Islam lies in Asia. Is there hope for peace and justice between Islam and the West? An answer may lie in the ancient, unique civilization of Indonesia, where modern, religious people still live in a sacred cosmos. Indonesia is experiencing an Islamic renaissance: a flowering of religious ideas, art, literature, architecture, institutions, and intellectual creativity, stimulated by civil freedoms, democracy, education, and prosperity. This community is more religiously diverse than it has ever been, even though it is threatened by growing Islamic radicalism.”

So writes Professor Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, founding Director of the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) in Yogyakarta, in his new book, “Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam”.

Professor Risakotta’s extensive research leads him to conclude that Indonesia’s dynamism and its combination of influences from East and West “may suggest a new paradigm for the future of Islam.”   He will present his findings on what Indonesian Muslims think on such issues as democracy, scientific rationality, and equal human rights for all.  His talk and findings will be followed by Q and A.

We are fortunate that Katherine Marshall, Professor of the Practice of Development, Religion, and Conflict at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, has agreed to moderate this USINDO Open Forum.

Please join us for this fascinating talk on Indonesia’s role in the future of Islam.

Copies of Dr. Risakotta’s new book, “Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam”, will be available for purchase.

To register, please kindly RSVP, or email to usindo@usindo.org or call (202) 232-1400 no later than Thursday, October 4 at Noon to attend this Open Forum.

Speakers’ Bio:


Bernard Adeney-Risakotta was born in China of British and American parents. He was founding director of the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. He studied in Wisconsin, London, and Berkeley, where he taught for nine years before moving to Indonesia in 1991. Among his many publications is Strange Virtues: Ethics in a Multicultural World.

 

Moderator’s Bio:

 


Katherine Marshall has worked for over four decades on international development, focusing on the world’s poorest countries. A senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Professor of the Practice of Development, Religion, and Conflict in the School of Foreign Service, she is the executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD), whose mission is to bridge gulfs separating the worlds of development and religion.