Scout camping must strengthen moderate religious values: ministry
Diversity should become a blessing, differences should become wisdom, and unity should become an asset to all who live in this nation.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Scout Camping XV Religious University should strengthen the understanding of moderate religious values among the participants, said the director general of religious education at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Mr. Ali Ramdhani.
“This should strengthen religious understanding and an inclusive, tolerant and peaceful attitude amid the diversity of the nation, within the framework of the Republic of Indonesia,” he observed Thursday in Palembang, south Sumatra. .
About 1,176 people including 444 offline participants, 558 online participants, 116 mentors and 58 contingent leaders are attending the camp, he noted.
According to Ramdhani, the camping activity should be carried out to reinforce the value of nationalism amidst diversity.
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He stressed the importance of maintaining unity and said that participants should become agents promoting moderate values after the camp is over.
“Diversity should become a blessing, differences should become wisdom, and unity should become an asset for all who live in this nation,” he noted.
The camp will cover a number of activities such as visits to places of worship such as the Queen of Rosario Maria Catholic Church, Vihara Padmajaya, Tek Kim Tong Temple, Pura Agung Sriwijaya and several Islamic schools in Palembang.
“We hope that this activity will strengthen brotherhood among Muslims (ukhuwah Islamiyah), brotherhood between compatriots (ukhuwah wathaniyah), and brotherhood among humans (ukhuwah basyariyah), “Ramdhani said.
In addition to moderate values, participants will also learn the value of protecting the environment and their health through activities such as planting 5,000 trees, scattering 10,000 fish seeds and vaccinating 5,000. people, he noted.
The camping event will be held from November 9 to 14, 2021. It is monitored by the Ministry of Religious Affairs through an app aimed at reducing the risk of the spread of COVID-19.
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