Lecture HE Mr Jusuf Kalla

On 18 May 2017, HE Mr Jusuf Kalla, the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, visited the Centre and lectured on ‘Middle Path Islam: Indonesia's Experience’. This was the Vice President’s second visit to the Centre and he addressed a large audience in the Centre’s auditorium. Mr Kalla emphasised the challenges faced internationally, including in Indonesia, in facing down misguided radical and extremist tendencies and remaining true to the values of tolerance and co-existence, as enshrined both in traditional Indonesian culture and the doctrines of Islam. He called for cooperation, internationally and between ethnic and faith communities, to promote common values of dialogue and mutual respect. The session concluded with questions and discussion of issues raised by members of the audience.

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