Interfaith Women’s Peacemaking in Indonesia

Authored by: Sumanto Al Qurtuby

Categories: Peace Support Operations, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Nonviolent Resistance, Peacemaking
Country: Indonesia
Region: East Asia and the Pacific
Year: 2012
Citation: Al Qurtuby, Surmanto. "Interfaith Women’s Peacemaking in Indonesia." Peace Policy (2012).

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Executive Summary

This short article documents the role Muslim, Protestant, and Catholic women played in peacemaking during the conflict in eastern Indonesia in the early 2000’s. Coming together in interfaith groups, Indonesian women played a critical role in facilitating meetings between Christian and Muslim fighters during the conflict, providing for community needs, and sustaining the peace agreement through dialogue efforts once it was established.