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IL News 001/2021
Webinar on Abrahamic Faith Education
Monday, January 18th, 2021

Can education play a role in building relationship within Abrahamic Family? If yes, what kind of education that honor meeting points and respect the differences in this multi-religions? What is the real form of such education? These are several questions discussed in the International Webinar “Building Mutual Understanding between Muslims, Christians, and Jews as an Abrahamic Family through Education”. The zoom webinar held on January 18th, 2021 was highly welcomed by the attendance of 1689 participants from Indonesia and more than 17 other countries.

This is the fourth international webinar on Abrahamic Family hosted by Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs and the Leimena Institute. Minister of Religious Affairs, H. Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, opened the webinar officially and relayed his message that such Abrahamic Family webinar should be multiplicated and spread widely to give understanding that religion should be positioned in its original message, to bring peace, to be constructive, and not causing conflicts. Ambassador Jakob Tobing (Chairman, the Leimena Institute) and Dr. Alwi Shihab (Senior Fellow, the Leimena Institute) also gave their remarks.

There are four prominent speakers, which are H.E. Sheikh Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa (Secretary General of the Muslim World League and Member of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars), Rev. Dr. Henriette T. Hutabarat-Lebang (Chairwoman of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia’s Advisory Council and Member of the National Education Standard Agency), Chief Rabbi David Rosen, KSG, CBE (International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Member of the Board of Directors of KAICIID), Prof. Dr. M. Amin Abdullah (Distinguished Professor at the Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University and Chairman of Indonesian Academy of Sciences’s Cultural Commission).

Below are several news link on the webinar.