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Jakarta initiative to train preachers of peace

Jakarta (UCAN): The city government of Jakarta is working with Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s largest Islamic organisation, to train and educate up to 1,000 Islamic preachers to spread messages of unity and peace in a bid to combat a rise in extremism and religious intolerance. The programme is scheduled to begin in November.
Jakarta’s new governor, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, said authorities want to educate preachers “to preach proper Islamic teachings … and a tolerant Islam.”

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