R20 Delegates Visit Kinpuran Temple Reflects Social Tolerance
So instead of using a (planned) design that could destroy or remove the temple, the design (of the library) was changed so that the temple (eventually) remained in the middle of the library.
YOGYAKARTA (ANTARA) – World religious leaders participating in the Religion of Twenty (R20) forum visited Kinpuran Temple, a Hindu temple in the middle of the Islamic University complex in Yogyakarta on Saturday. I visited
“This activity was carried out to provide both a religious and a cultural experience for the R20 delegates,” said Muhammad Muhammad, spokesperson for R20 and executive committee of the Indonesian Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama (PBNU). Deputy Secretary-General Najib Azca said here on Saturday.
R20 is part of the Sherpa Track of engagement groups for Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, which aims to foster discussion among world religious leaders on solutions to various global issues.
During their visits to the temples, world religious leaders were able to observe first-hand how a Hindu temple, estimated to have been built in the 9th century, was maintained but is now home to the Muslim community. is in Said.
The preservation of the temple shows that Indonesian Muslims are tolerant of R20 representatives, he added.
According to the university’s website, the Kinpuran Temple was accidentally discovered on December 11, 2009, when excavations were carried out to lay the foundation for the library of the Islamic University of Indonesia (UII).
Asuka informed that when the temple was discovered, it had not been demolished.
“Thus, instead of using a (planned) design that could destroy or remove the temple, the design (of the library) was changed so that the temple (eventually) remained in the middle of the library.” he remembered
He added that the adjustments have made the temple a symbol of Indonesia’s social and cultural diversity, proving that communities recognize their differences.
Meanwhile, UII Rector Fatul Wahid said that since its establishment, the UII campus has been open to social diversity.
He added that the Kinpuran temple’s presence within the UII complex encourages all believers to protect and support each other.
“Therefore, social equality is guaranteed and everyone has the opportunity to grow and develop,” he said.
The R20 conference was held in Bali on 2nd and 3rd November 2022 and was attended by 338 delegates.
The conference participants were scheduled to visit many cultural and tourist destinations in Central Java and Yogyakarta from Friday (4th November) to Sunday (6th October).
In addition to UII, destinations included Yogyakarta Palace, Prambanan Temple, Mendut Temple, Borobudur Temple and Pandanaran Islamic Boarding School.
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