For the last 3 years, the Peace Education program in Ambon, a collaboration of The Asia Foundation, State’s Islamic Institute of Ambon, and Parakletos Foundation, has been working hard in sowing the seeds of peace in the land broken up with strife.
More than 300 facilitators of LVE and Peace Education has been trained, more than 10.000 students, teachers, and members of communities has been involved in peace education activities.
During the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) on 30 January — 7 February 2015, there’s a big celebration, emphasizing on some of old traditions that was designed to enhance inter-communal ties. Check out here for the video: , to enjoy the celebration, and read the PDF version to understand the story behind the celebration:
Let’s hope for the next year, we can expand this Peace Education program even wider. (Budhy Munawar-Rachman, LVE Indonesia Accredited Trainer).

In the year 1999, conflict between the Islamic and Christian…

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