2008 & 2009

Being a Young Indonesian Muslim

Project: Being a Young Indonesian Muslim

PeaceTech and the Wahid Institute involved several thousand youth across Indonesia to promote solidarity on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan and Ambon. Muslims of different perspectives were bridged through videoconferencing and workshops in the communities of: Ambon; Banda Aceh; Banjarmasin; Jogjakarta; Solo; and Surabaya. Representatives of conservative and liberal groups participated in the videoconferences, along with victims of violence. Even one of the planners of the 2002 Bali bombings connected with his victims through PeaceTech's videoconferencing. Young beneficiaries learned about each other's cultures and beliefs. They then learned about tolerance, conflict management, project management and the benefits of information communications technology for peace-building.

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