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Applications open for Australia-RI young Muslim leaders exchange program

28th October 2011 | 2.284 Views
Applications open for Australia-RI young Muslim leaders exchange program
Greg Moriarty. (ANTARA)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - In its media release on Friday, the Australian Embassy is calling for applications for the 2012 Australia-Indonesia Exchange Program for young Muslim leaders.

High-caliber, young Muslim leaders are encouraged to apply for this prestigious bilateral interfaith program and become international ambassadors for Indonesian Islam.

"This is an important opportunity for young Muslims in Indonesia and Australia to promote interfaith understanding, cooperation and mutual respect and celebrate the diversity both countries share," Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Greg Moriarty said.

Now approaching its tenth year and a highly regarded model for fostering inter-faith dialogue, the Australia-Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program aims to build links between Muslim communities in Australia and Indonesia.

Paramadina University has acted as a valued partner and Indonesian coordinator of the program since its inception.

The program is funded by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute.

For more than two decades, the Institute has fulfilled an important role in developing relations between Australia and Indonesia and promoting greater mutual understanding through projects in the arts, music, education, youth, and civil society, interfaith, Australian Studies, media and sport.

Information about the program and application is available at and Applications opened on 29 October 2011 and ended on 25 November 2011.