Launching of "Reflective Notes: Indonesian Interfaith Scholarship 2012"


?"I was impressed by the diversity and religious tolerance in Indonesia, as well as its people's efforts in maintaining Indonesian culture. Most of all, I was impressed by their pride of being Indonesians," wrote Egle Kropaite in her article titled "An Indonesian, Who is He/She?". Egle is a Lithuanian policy adviser in the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) in the European Parliament. Her acticle was one of the articles featured in "Reflective Notes: Indonesian Interfaith Scholarship 2012" which was launched at the European Parliament on June 5, 2013 by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Bahrul Hayat, H.E. Ambassador Arif Havas Oegroseno and Vice-Chair of EPP Group in the European Parliament Jan Olbrycht MEP.
"Reflective Notes: Indonesian Interfaith Scholarship 2012" features 8 articles written by the participants of the 1st Indonesian Interfaith Scholarship which was organized on August 4-18, 2012 in several cities in Indonesia. They were Marina Cruysmans (Egmont Institute), Patricia Diaz (Friends of Europe), Lin Goethals (EIAS), Egle Kropaite (EFD), Luigi Mazza (Principal Administrator in DG EXPO), Tom Roberts (official of the European External Action Service), Matilda Sanden (COASI), and Gabor Torok (EPP Group in the European Parliament).
[Source: Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Brussels]