"All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion".

Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur)

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COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

Its aim is to assist disadvantaged, unfortunate and poor groups to free themselves from the traps of poverty through a micro credit program. It also aims at building a sense of respect for differences and at reinforcing religious tolerance in the society. More than two thousand individuals have already received the benefits of the Peace-Loving Cooperatives, including through business units and access to capital facility.

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GUS DUR SCHOOL FOR PEACE

A lack of public knowledge about civil liberties can trigger intolerance and discriminatory practices between fellow citizens. This is an issue that continues to challenge Indonesia’s transition to democracy, and the lack of awareness about the role of civil liberty in society compounds the challenge of guaranteeing the rights of Indonesian citizens, particularly when it comes to freedom of religion and belief in Indonesia. The Gus Dur School of Peace aims to increase community capacity in this important area by rising critical about peace and civil liberties.

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GUS DUR FOR HUMANITY

This program aims at realizing the idea and concrete actions of KH Abdurrahman Wahid, especially in encouraging philanthropy and emergency relief across Indonesia. Since 2004, the Wahid Foundation has distributed and provided humanitarian assistance and social services for victims of the 2004 Tsunami in Aceh, the 2006 earthquake in Yogyakarta, the 2007 flood in Babelan, Jakarta and in 2010, for victims of the eruption of Mount Merapi and the Tsunami in Mentawai.

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