An Interfaith Conference in Yogyakarta, 9-12 March 2015

Around 15 Christian and Muslim  scholars  and practitioners  from the  Netherlands   will join “An Interfaith  Conference: Costly Tolerance”, held at the  Islamic State University (UIN) Sunan  Kalijaga  in Jogyakarta  from 9-12  March  2015. Dutch  and Indonesian participants   will share  reflections  and actions  in order to foster tolerance and counter polarization and radicalization in the Netherlands and Indonesia.

The program is organized by the Netherlands-Indonesia Consortium for Muslim-Christian Relations, which was founded to enable exchanges beyond national   and religious    borders.    'Islam',   'the West', 'Imperialism'   or any other notion are being explored together, taking into account the different perspectives. The exchange between the Netherlands,   the former colonizer   of the archipelago, and Indonesia,   the country with the highest amount of Muslims   in the world and at the same time a democracy, has appeared   to be challenging   and renewing.

Participants   of the Costly Tolerance conference pay ample attention to the meanings of 'tolerance'. Bible and Quran  scholars   will share  their respective  interpretations   of the holy  scriptures, educators  and peace activists  show  some of their work among women  and youth,  etc.  Interaction is facilitated   between Indonesian and Dutch  participants,   between  scholars  and practitioners, between Muslims  and  Christians.    A representative of the Indonesian   Ministry of Religious  Affairs, Prof.  Machasin,   will be one of the keynote speakers.

The Consortium  started  in 2010,  as an  initiative  of the Duta Wacana  Christian   University  and Kerk in Actie  (Protestant  Church in the Netherlands),    and  has developed   into a network of Christian  and Muslim  scholars,   religious   leaders   and practitioners. In 2014 a book was published as a result of common research, called Muslim-Christian Relations Observed. Comparative Studies from Indonesia and the Netherlands.  Eds.  Volker Kuester  and Robert  Setio. This book will be presented   at the conference in March, as well as a new website.

Institutes and organizations involved in the Consortium  are CIT (Centre for  Islamic  Theology Amsterdam), CMO (Contactorgaan Muslims en Overheid), IAIN Ambon (Muslim State  University),  Kerk in Actie (of the Protestant  Church in the Netherlands),  Persetia (umbrella organization far  theological  institutes in Indonesia), PGI (Indonesian Council of Churches), PThU (Protestant Theological University  in NL}, RUN-NIM I RUN-SWIR (Rodboud University  Nijmegen), SIT-Jakarta  (Theological Seminary),  UGM/CRCS (Centre for Religious and Cultural Studies Jogyakarta),  UIN Sunan Kalijaga (Muslim  State University Jogyakarta),  UKAW/ UKDW/ UKIM (theological  institutes in Kupang, Jogyakarta and Ambon), and VU (Free University Amsterdam).

 

 

 

 

Career Opportunity 2014

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in The Hague is seeking individuals for the positions of clerical and non-clerical staff. 

1.CLERICAL STAFF  

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Secretarial and administration duties.
  • Arranging schedules and appointments with the third parties (counterparts).
  • Setting up and maintaining filing systems.
  • Maintaining databases.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Permanent resident of the Kingdom of the Netherlands or Dutch Nationality.
  • At least bachelor’s degree.
  • Not older than 35 years old
  • Ability of speaking, reading, and writing in Indonesian, English and Dutch.
  • At least one year related working experience.
  • Able to operate all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good knowledge on Dutch culture and current issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team-work.
  • Able to provide a statement of no criminal offences issued by the relevant authority.
  • Able to provide a statement of physically and mentally health, issued by the relevant authority.
  • No family relationship with the embassy staff.
  • Non-scholarship recipients of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, foreign or local government, state-owned enterprises, or private entities in Indonesia.

2.NON-CLERICAL STAFF

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • A butler
  • A driver, with the responsibility and knowledge of  vehicles maintenance

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Permanent resident of the Kingdom of the Netherlands or Dutch Nationality.
  • At least High School graduated.
  • Not older than 40 years old.
  • Possessing a valid driving license of the Netherlands. 
  • Good knowledge on vehicle technical matter.
  • Possessing additional related skills is preferable.
  • Ability of speaking Indonesian and Dutch.
  • At least one year related working experience.
  • Good knowledge on Indonesian culture and current issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team-work.
  • Able to provide a statement of  no criminal offences issued by the relevant authority 
  • Able to provide a statement of physically and mentally health, issued by the relevant authority.
  • No family relationship with the embassy staff.
  • Non-scholarship recipients of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, foreign or local government, state-owned enterprises, or private entities in Indonesia.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please send application letter, Curriculum vitae (CV), others documents by 20 December 2014 to Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in  The Hague,  Tobias Asserlaan 8, 2517 KC or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For further inquiries please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Den Haag, 15 December 2014

 

Application for The 2015 Indonesian Arts And Culture Scholarship is now open

The Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship (a non-degree scholarship) was first launched in 2003 and was initially offered to and participated by member countries of the South West Pacific Dialogue (SwPD): Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and the host Indonesia.

Over the years, the scholarship was expanded to include member countries of ASEAN, ASEAN+3, PIF Countries, as well as many countries from all regions in the world, including the Netherlands.

The deadline for potential applicants to send their submissions to the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in The Hague is 24 October 2014.  Candidates should preferably be between the ages of 21 to 30 years-old with at least a high school diploma. Candidates should possess high interest and talent in arts. Arts students or those with an academic history on Indonesian culture are encouraged to apply. 

Completed aplication form and required documents be submitted to The embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in The Hague by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  fax: +31703643331.

Due to limited space and the vast amount of interest in the program, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in the Hague will hold a series of selection processes. 

For further info, please contact Information and Socio-Cultural Affairs of the Embassy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click HERE for complete information (regular program).

Click HERE for aplication form (regular program).

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