In the past 2,000 years or so, with minor exceptions, there has not been a century where Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) were at total peace globally. Somewhere, somehow, two or all three of the Abrahamic religions were usually in conflict.
Against this background, the 1000 Abrahamic Circles was created. It is an independent and grassroots international interfaith peace effort that aims to bring together Abrahamic faith leaders from three different countries on a journey to each other’s community. It is headquartered in Indonesia, one of the world's most ethno-religiously diverse but conflict-prone countries.
For each Circle, we bring together a Jewish, a Muslim and a Christian leader from a wide range of differing worldviews to spend a week in each of their communities, directly observing each other’s way of life--ultimately building an understanding and mutual respect between one another. Our program is designed to obtain a positive and long-term impact, serving as an innovative solution to the traditional interfaith models. The ultimate objective is to measurably increase religious literacy, empathy and a sense of mutual respect amongst the Circle members, their followers and the wider global general public.
Introduction to 1000 Abrahamic Circle Project
Dino Patti Djalal
Founder and Director
Hélène Le Touzey
Director of Finance
Lead Graphic Design and Multimedia
Rahajeng Amaragati Aryono
Kimberly M. Ruslim
Management Administration and Finance Officer