Asia: Religion and Being Religious for Peace

Asian Conference on Religion and PeaceThe Institute DIAN/Interfidei (of Yogyakarta, Indonesia) considers it very important to provide opportunity for friends in several countries in Asia-Pacific and share their experiences and work of the peace movement on why networking is important. You are invited to attend the third series Webinar on the 30th anniversary of the DIAN Institute/Interfidei: “Sharing experiences and critical reflections with friends, acquaintances, peacemakers in the Asia-Pacific Region“. This is an online event on Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Webinar Series~30th anniversary of Institute of Interfaith Dialogue in Indonesia (INTERFIDEI) ~1991-2021~

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of INTERFIDEI. To celebrate, aseries of webinars will be held. This is the third webinar that focuses on the crucial mission and the challenges of the interfaith movement in the Asia-Pacific region. Some Representatives of the ACRP national chapters will make presentations as resource persons.

Working together in the peace movement is very important and necessary for us in our daily lives as a society, both at the local, national, regional, and global levels. We always see how conflict easily takes the form of violence – which in turn causes suffering and humanitarian catastrophe. Starting from prejudice, stereotypes, truth claims to the question of injustice and untruth in social, cultural, economic, and political dynamics in society and nations.

We believe that a collaborative movement for peace can prevent, deal with, overcome and even transform conflict into a “new,” mutually reinforcing life together.


1. Prof. Greg Barton (Chair In Global Islamic Politics, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, Australia)

2. Prof. Pablito Baybado Jr. (Professor of Theology, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines)

3. Dr. Sung -M in Kim (Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies Alumni, Gadjah Mada University, from Seoul, Republic of Korea)

4. Rev. Dr. Yoshinori Shinohara (Secretary-General of Religions for Peace, Japan)

5. Ms. Huma Ikramullah ( Head of Religions for Peace Pakistan )

6. Mr. Ekraj Imran Sabur (Terrorism Prevention Officer, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Bangkok , Thailand)

7. Mr. Khilesh Chaturvedi (Advisor, Trainer, and Evaluator for Organizations working for the rights of the marginalized, India)

8. Ms. Christine Vertucci (Director of Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Davao City, Philippines)

9. Prof. Dr. Kamarulzaman Bin Askandar (School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)

10. Rev. Dr. Nobuhiro Nemoto (Secretary-General – Asian Conference of Religions for Peace, Tokyo, Japan)

11. Rev. A. Elga J. Sarapung ( Director of Institute DIAN/Interfidei, Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Moderator: Rev . Dr. Mery Kolimon (Christian Evangelical Church in Timor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia)

Event Details

Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021
Time: 17.00 p.m. (Pakistan) | 17.30 p.m. (India) | 19.00 p.m. (Jakarta) | 20.00 p.m. (Malaysia & Manila) | 21.00 p.m. (Tokyo & Seoul) | 22.00 p.m. (Australia)
Location: Zoom Cloud Meeting (Link will be sent after registration)
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Translation: Sign Language Translator Available
Translation: Indonesian & English Translator Available


Asia: Religion and Being Religious for Peace


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