Fahmina Institute

Established in 2000 in Cirebon, West Java, Fahmina Institute is a NGO that strives to promote democracy, community empowerment, education, openness, and justice in Indonesian society. Formed in a period of democratic activism after the fall of Suharto’s regime in 1998, Fahmina is based on the religious and intellectual practices of traditional Indonesian Islamic boarding schools. It has become a major center for progressive Islamic teaching, research and outreach in Islamic Asia. The institute addresses issues including gender inequality, poverty, religious pluralism and political self-advocacy. It seeks to interpret these contemporary questions through religion and outline an alternative to radical religious movements. Fahmina Institute sees religion as a positive force for social change in pluralistic Indonesian society.

Mission 21 cooperates with Fahmina Institute in the Programme “Interfaith Cooperation for Peace and Justice”, especially in supporting interreligious trainings for school teachers that teaches religion and civic education.

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