Roundtable Discussion: The Good Society

Experiences from Indonesia and Denmark. The meeting takes place in cooperation with the Danish Embassy in Indonesia. All are welcome!

16.03.2017 | Bente Langballe Kejser

Dato man 20 mar
Tid 14:15 16:00
Sted Room 341, Building 1481, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4 (Nobelparken)

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world after China, India and the United States with around 260 million people, comprising some 300 ethnic groups who speak an estimated 583 languages and dialects. With about 90 percent of the population being Muslim, Indonesia is the nation with the largest Muslim population in the world. Other sizeable religious minorities are Christians, Hindus and Buddhists. Indonesians practice a moderate form of Islam and the country is globally acknowledged for its peaceful and tolerant co-existence between religions. This roundtable discussion will discuss different models for pluralism, tolerance and religious co-existence in Indonesia and Denmark using the opportunity of the presence in Denmark of these prominent representatives from Indonesia to learn about Indonesia’s experiences.  


· Lene Kühle, Professor WSR, Department of the Study of Religion

 Round Table participants 

· Prof. Dr. Nasaruddin Umar: Grand Imam from Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta

· Mrs. Yenny Zannuba Wahid: Director for Wahid Foundation

· Dr. Franz Magnis Suseno: Catholic priest and assistant professor at The Driyakarya School of Philosophy

· Dr. Abdul Muti: General Secretary in Muhammadiyah,

· Mr. Yahya Cholil Staquf: Secretary for the Supreme Council in Nahdlatul Ulama

· Ms. Sakdiyah Ma'ruf stand-up artist and advocate for religious tolerance 

· Nils Ole Bubandt, Professor, Department of Anthropology

· Michael Eilenberg, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

· Jacob Egeris Thorsen, Associate Professor, Department of Theology

· Morten Valbjørn, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

· Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger, Associate Professor, Department of the Study of Religion

Drinks and snacks will be provided - all are welcome!

Debat, Religionsvidenskab, Antropologi, Arkæologi, Teologi, Europastudier, Ruslandsstudier og Internationale Studier, Filosofi og Idéhistorie, Globale Studier, Historie og Klassiske Studier
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