Religious Tolerance Makes a Comeback in…

Indonesia seems to be making welcome moves to rein in Islamic radicals, with President Joko Widodo calling on the country's largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama, to promote “moderate Islamic values” to counter violent militants. A few days later, on August 7 and possibly at the president's urging, Haedir Nashir, the newly elected chairman of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s second-biggest Islamic body, urged the group’s 30 million followers to work toward better protection for religious minorities, who have suffered rising attacks from Islamists in recent years.

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