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THE VALUE OF INTER-RELIGIOUS STUDIES IN INDONESIA

  By Alwi Shihab It is indeed a great honour for me to write this foreword to a dialogue between academicians, scholars and religious leaders about how Indonesians deal with religious diversity and the value and importance of inter-religious studies in Indonesia. It is worthwhile to observe that the Qur’an states that among God’s important signs is the creation of …

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The good, the bad and the violent

BY SHAILA KOSHY. Islamic scholar and former Indonesian Foreign Minister Dr Alwi Abdurrahman Shihab Dr Alwi Shihab believes that there should be a clear distinction between Islam and the various strands of Islamic thought. Religious leaders and intellectuals must pick the reading of appropriate sacred texts leading to peaceful and harmonious relations among nations instead of inciting anger against each …