07 August 2019 | 07.25 WIB

Wahid Foundation Reemphasizes Challenges of Religious Politicization and Hate Speech

Yogyakarta - In front of over 80 participants in “Interfaith Dialogue in the Context of Indonesia: Challenges and Future Prospects,” Alamsyah M. Dja’far, Program Manager of the Wahid Foundation, reemphasized Wahid’s institutional analysis of increasing violations of freedom of belief and… Read More

24 June 2019 | 04.41 WIB

Face of Indonesian Islam: NU, Muhammadiyah Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo-Top Indonesian scholars have supported the nomination of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s two largest Islamic organizations, for the Nobel Peace Prize, saying the two groups have played a key role in promoting religious tolerance in the country and… Read More

18 December 2018 | 08.46 WIB

The Wahid Foundation shares their Research Experience at a Southeast Asian CSO Forum

‘Failure to appreciate these two phenomena will lead to a failure in dealing with them’ Bangkok- Thailand. For some, the rise of the 212 Movement is a sign of an increasingly serious threat from radical movements. In 2016, this movement… Read More

"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)



Peace Village program is to create a democratic and just society that upholds the values of tolerance of diversity and peace. This goal was translated into the establishment of Peace Villages in Indonesia.


Peace School

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.



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.