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Indonesian political leader to be featured at BYU forum assembly Oct. 10

Brigham Young University will host an Indonesian political leader, author and leading Islamic scholar at a forum Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

Alwi Shihab will speak on "Building Bridges to Harmony through Understanding."

Shihab has been minister of foreign affairs (equivalent to the U.S. secretary of state), coordinating minister for people's welfare and president of the National Awakening Party. He is also an adviser to the Indonesian president and special envoy to the Middle East and all Islamic countries.

He is an authority on Islamic law and religious tradition and helped to form the first democratic government in Indonesia. He is the author of five books, one of which BYU is translating into English, and is recognized for his stand on the brotherhood of all races, religions and nationalities.

He will be introduced at the forum by President Boyd K. Packer, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For more information, call (801) 422-4331.

Writer: Brooke Eddington


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