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“And his face shone like the sun.” —Matt. 17:2

Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS-Yogya)

Indonesia includes both the largest Muslim population in the world and a dynamic growing church with 25 million Christians. Indonesian Muslims and Christians have generally lived in peace and mutual respect in Indonesia. However there have been increasing tensions between the two communities resulting in violence and mutual fears and suspicions. ICRSYogya is a remarkable (and historically unique) attempt to build mutual respect and tolerance between Christian and Muslim leaders. ICRS-Yogya is a consortium that includes highly respected Muslim, Christian (Presbyterian supported), and multi-religious national universities in Indonesia. Contributions to this fund will provide scholarships for Christian and Muslim leaders to do doctoral studies on their religions in a context of dialogue and mutual respect. This unique program is located in the top national university in Indonesia and supported by PC(USA).