UIN-DC, Dialogue Centre at the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga in Yogyakarta


The Dialogue Centre conducts religious studies, organises seminars, interfaith interactions and workshops, and is building an interfaith network that includes the government as well as non-government organisations. Its principal concern is to foster interfaith dialogue and interfaith cooperation among young adults. The aims: to raise awareness about religious and cultural diversity in Indonesian society (where the same rights are valid for everyone) and to turn 'Solidarity in diversity' into a living reality. The Dialogue Centre is a semi-independent, Muslim-Christian managed institution under the auspices of the Graduate Programme of the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga in Yogyakarta. Recent years have seen fundamentalist forces regaining their strength in Indonesia. Through its valuable commitment to interfaith activities, the Dialogue Centre has become a dependable cooperation partner in the Indonesia Peace Programme. Since 2006, Mission 21 has financed the interfaith encounter workshops for young adults which have in turn led to the establishment of new interfaith groups and forums. Cooperation will continue to focus on interfaith peace work in the future.