Indonesia 31 January: Gianyar Regency, Bali

Interfaith in Bali

Today we visited the historic Goa Gajah Temple in the Gianyar Regency of Bali to participate in an interfaith program in observance of the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week.

Hindu preist Ida Pedanda Gde Wayahan Bun led a rice offering and moment of reflection.

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The event was sponsored by the International Foundation for Dharma Nature Time co-founded by Diane Butler and Suprapto Suryadharmo. Pictured is Diane holding the torch with co-chair of the Interfaith Center of New York, Kusumita Pedersen as Director of Public Diplomacy for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Al Busyra Basnur (left) and Suprapto Suryadharmo looked on.

The program was an observace of the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week abd also a Pre-Parliament Event of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions.

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An international choir performed some of Sri Chinmoy's songs.

Mr. Al Busyra Basnur, Director of Public Diplomacy for the Ministy of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia receives the Peace Torch from Peace Run Executive Director Salil Wilson.

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Suprapto Suryadharmo offers the torch to onlookers.