Minister Lukman: The Spirit of Religion Is Uniting not Divergence

Minister of Religious Affairs, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, in his speech at an event exposing the study of Islamic Education in Indonesia, reminded that the essence of religion is a means for uniting our nation and not divergence. After opening the Education Sector Analytical and Capacity Development Partnership (ACDP) at Kemenag Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (23/11/2016), he said that Islam is essentially about presenting peace, spreading love, sharing benefits and blessing the whole universe.

This study conducted by Kemenag and ACDP contained the education of the values of peaceful culture in Islamic Education for secondary schools, enrichment of the values of peaceful culture in the curriculum materials and character education in the form of guiding books for teachers, package of technical guidance of the learning method for the subject of Islam plus character education based on Islam Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin. Lukman hoped that through this study, the essence of Islamic teaching can be completely delivered. He expected that the results of the study can be implemented in the teaching of Islamic education.

Head of Research and Development Department of Ministry of National Education (Kemendikbud), Toto Suprayitno, hoped that this study can provide positive impacts for education in Indonesia. Religious education is necessary to build moral character. This study will result in the example of best practices of Islam which is Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamiin (blessing for the universe).

ACDP is an institution established by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Ministry of National Education in cooperation with Australian Government through Australian Aid, European Union (EU) and Asian Development Bank (ADB)




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