Building Collaborative Communities: Enhancing Cooperation among People of Different Faiths

January 25-27, 2010

This program engaged religious and civil society leaders from the United States, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries in an effort to produce shared actions in four areas of development: poverty, education, climate change, and good governance. The event marked the first major follow-through on the model of religious cooperation laid out in President Barack Obama’'s 2009 speech in Cairo. The Jakarta dialogue was associated with the work of the Inter-religious Cooperation Task Force of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The dialogue was facilitated by Religions for Peace and the United States State Department. The event culminated with participants committing to eight goals in the Jakarta Declaration 2010.

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