External Event

Promoting Religious Freedom and Tolerance: A Discussion on the Danish Initiative in Indonesia

In both Denmark and Indonesia, the recognition and protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) stand as cornerstones of their respective societies. Learn more about the discussion on the Danish Initiative in Indonesia.

  • When: Wednesday, 12 June 2024
  • Where: Online or at the Indonesian Embassy in Copenhagen, Ørehøj Alle 1, 2900, Hellerup
  • Mode of event: Hybrid
  • Organiser: Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Supported by: Ministry of Religious Affairs Indonesia, Center for Church-Based Development (CKU), Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI/CCI), International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD)
  • Registration: Click here!



In both Denmark and Indonesia, the recognition and protection FoRB stand as cornerstones of their respective societies. The protection of FoRB not only safeguards individual liberties in Denmark and Indonesia but also strengthens social cohesion, contributing to the richness and vitality of their respective societies.

In the Danish context, promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) has been a foreign policy priority since January 2018. Denmark’s engagement in Indonesia stands out, and in an independent review in 2022 it is portrayed as a collaborative endeavor aimed at empowering local communities to champion religious tolerance and social harmony. Through capacity building, interfaith dialogue, and community empowerment, the project fosters a spirit of mutual respect and understanding among diverse religious communities, embodying the shared commitment of Denmark and Indonesia to uphold fundamental human rights. Nonetheless, promoting FoRB in Indonesia also presents unique challenges which require a multi-faceted approach, encompassing legal reforms, education, interfaith dialogue, and community engagement.
The discussion will serve as an opportunity and platform to address challenges, share best practices, and inspire further collaboration in advancing freedom of religion and belief.


  • 09:00-09:30 Registration
  • 09:30-09:50 Welcome and Keynote Remarks
    • H.E. Dewi Savitri Wahab, Ambassador of the Rep. of Indonesia
    • H.E. Karen Grønlund Rogne, Special Representative for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 09:50-10:35 Discussion
    • Filip Buff Pedersen, Political Adviser of Center for Church-Based Development (CKU)
    • Nuria Isna Asyar, (via Zoom), Special Staff for International Affairs, Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs
    • Jimmy Sormin (via Zoom), Executive Secretary of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI/CCI)
  • 10:35-11:00 Question and Answers
  • 11:00-12:00 Refreshment and Networking

Please note that PaRD merely serves as an intermediary for information on this event and assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information provided. This event is not coordinated by PaRD. Should you require further information on this event or wish to attend, please contact the organiser directly and/or use the links provided for up-to-date information.