Vice President Pence Meets with Religious Leaders in Indonesia

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, walks with his Indonesian counterpart Jusuf Kalla, right, after their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Indonesia is the latest stop on an Asian tour by Pence that is reinforcing traditional U.S. alliances at a time when Donald Trump’s presidency has raised questions about the strength of the U.S. commitment to the region. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, Pool)

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, April 20, 2017 (White House Press Release): Today, Vice President Mike Pence participated in an interfaith dialogue with faith leaders of Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Confucianism at the conclusion of his tour of the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. Vice President Pence expressed appreciation to Indonesia for its shared commitment to religious freedom and reaffirmed that the United States will continue to defend this fundamental freedom, at home and abroad.

The list of dialogue participants included, in part: Dr. Nasarudin Umar, Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque; Rev. Dr. Henriette-Lebang, General Chairperson, Communion of Churches in Indonesia (CCI/PGI); KS Arsana – Chairman for International Affairs, Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia (PHDI); Dr. Uung Sendana L. Linggaraja, General Chairman of Supreme Council of Confucian, Religion in Indonesia (MATAKIN); Prof. Dr. Philip Wijaya, Former Secretary General, Indonesian Buddhists Association (Walubi).

Source: Hinduism Today

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