Suraiya Jinah in Indonesia: A Mosaic of Different Cultures | America’s Unofficial Ambassadors

2014 Unofficial Ambassador Suraiya Jinah volunteered in Indonesia at Dian Interfidei, a non-profit focused on building religious tolerance. She discusses some of the differences between practicing Islam in Canada and Indonesia and shares her own personal experiences.

Growing up as a Shia Ismaili, my faith has taught me to treat everyone with equal amounts of respect, regardless of their beliefs. Our spiritual leader, the Aga Khan, is a leading, “proponent of pluralism.” He has expressed the importance of pluralism on numerous accounts; he ensures that minority groups can participate fully in society while maintaining their cultural differences.

Suraiya Jinah in Indonesia -at-the-prambanan-hindu-temple

By Suraiya Jinah

Click here to read her article at America’s Unofficial Ambassadors (AUA): A Mosaic of Different Cultures | America’s Unofficial Ambassadors.

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