Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

'Papua, the Land of Peace': The Interfaith Vision and Commitment for West Papua

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Exchange

It is possible for all religions to work together for lasting peace. This possibility of interfaith collaboration for peace in the midst of violent has been demonstrated in West Papua, the Western half of the Island of New Guinea. The territory has been a land of violent conflict both under the Dutch and Indonesian rules. The collaboration among the religions, including Islam, Christianity (Catholic and Protestant Churches), Hinduism, and Buddhism, for peace in West Papua was formally begun in 2000. Led by the religious leaders, the interfaith commitment for peace is manifested through the joint statements and activities. All the peace-related activities are now conducted under the motto 'Papua, the Land of Peace', which is also the shared vision of West Papua. This article explores the concept of peace, describes the threats to peace under Indonesian rule, introduces the concept of 'Papua, the Land of Peace' and its underlying values, and looks into interfaith commitment and activities for peace.

Affiliations: 1: Lecturer at the Fajar Timur School of Philosophy and eology in Jayapura, West Papua, Indonesia


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Exchange — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation