Prepare for the International Conference and AMAN Assembly, AMAN Indonesia and UIN Ar-Raniry Hold Coordination

Banda Aceh — The Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) and UIN Ar-Raniry will host an International Conference and AMAN Assembly on October 14-17, 2023, in Banda Aceh. The agenda will revolve around the theme “Religious Inclusion and Peacebuilding in the World: the Perspectives of Muslims.” As of now, there are 362 registered participants, with 293 attending in-person and 69 joining online. Additionally, 20 countries from around the world will be represented, including Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Burundi, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The AMAN Indonesia team arrived in Aceh, yesterday (October 8, 2023). Currently, the AMAN Indonesia team and UIN Ar-Raniry are conducting several coordination meetings to ensure that the agenda of the International Conference and AMAN Assembly runs smoothly. The meeting is also attended by the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Shariah at UIN Ar-Raniry, Dr. Kamaruzzaman Bustaman Ahmad, and the Director of AMAN Indonesia, Ruby Kholifah.

This meeting is being held to facilitate effective coordination between both parties. It is also intended to address any technical issues promptly. Both parties hope that the upcoming agenda, just a few days away, will proceed smoothly and without any hitches. The agenda will begin with an exposure visit to five historical sites and a welcoming dinner with the Acting Governor of Aceh.

Furthermore, during the International Conference, discussions and analyses will focus on the international religious freedom and inclusion situation in Asia as a means to understand the achievements of the Muslim community in promoting religious freedom, tolerance, and peace, including supporting women’s leadership in peacebuilding.

The forum is also designed to provide a platform for exchange among Muslims, leaders of other faiths, actors, and communities to share achievements, disparities, and challenges faced by Muslims across Asia and beyond, as well as to share best practices in religious harmony, interfaith dialogue, women’s leadership in reform efforts, youth peace movements, and more.

The conference will produce a set of recommendations to foster religious inclusion, including the fair recognition of women’s and minority rights, as well as inter-community relations. For participants interested in joining online, registration is still open until Thursday, October 12, 2023. Registration can be accessed at


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