Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994


The Indonesia-U.S. Council on Religion and Pluralism is an independent, bi-national, non-governmental body to undertake joint programs to share and promote the values of pluralism, diversity, and tolerance.
Established in August 2016, the Council has been endorsed by President Jokowi and President Obama.

Council on Religion & Pluralism's Structure

The Council selected as its Co-Chairs Imam Jihad Turk, Founding President of Bayan Claremont, an Islamic graduate school in Southern California, and Ibu Yenny Wahid, Director, the Wahid Institute.  They will lead a bi-national Executive Committee to implement the Council’s initiatives under the oversight of the Council. The Executive Committee includes the Co-Chairs of Working Groups in each of the Council’s three priority areas, and the President of USINDO, a bi-national organization.