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Ambassador Meets Spiritual Leader Habib Munzir bin Fuad al-Musawa to Discuss Religious Tolerance and Interfaith Dialogue

January 10, 2013
Ambassador Meets Spiritual Leader Habib Munzir bin Fuad al-Musawa to Discuss Religious Tolerance and Interfaith Dialogue  (State Dept.)

Ambassador Meets Spiritual Leader Habib Munzir bin Fuad al-Musawa to Discuss Religious Tolerance and Interfaith Dialogue

U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel met the well-known spiritual leader Habib Munzir bin Fuad al-Musawa at the cleric’s residence on January 9.  The Ambassador and Habib Munzir, who heads the Majelis Rusulullah SAW spiritual organization, discussed the importance of religious tolerance, spirituality, mutual understanding, and interfaith dialogue in both countries.  Habib Munzir, who studied Islam in Yemen, explained to the Ambassador that his mission is to teach all people that Islam is a religion of peace and love.  He said that his organization is for people, especially the youth, of crowded and sometimes-stressful cities like Jakarta who want to find an inner peace and turn away from violence, anarchy, and drugs.  The Ambassador told Habib Munzir that youth engagement is also a priority for the Embassy and described some of the many exchange opportunities in the United States for young Indonesians.

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