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Alumnus Working for Peace in Indonesia

The Rev. Jacky Manuputty, aMaster of Arts and International Peacemaking Program graduate, has helped form Peace Provocateurs to use social media to combat religious conflict between Christians and Muslims in Indonesia.

?If provocateurs could use the new technology to incite violence, we could use it to undermine their incitement,”saysManuputty, a Protestant minister.

Manuputty and othersdispatch volunteers to any location in a matter of minutes to check the credibility of disturbing claims.They then send the facts to the leadership, who double check the details with other witnesses and craftmessages to set the record straight before preparations for revenge attacks canpick up steam. Full Story

TheTanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding has named Manuputty as a recipient ofits Peacemakers in Action award to recognize his efforts.Announcement

He will receive the award at an evening of conversation, attended by Seminary President Heidi Hadsell, on October 11.

Manuputty will participate in two public events in New York, on October 9 at New York University and October10 at Church Center for the United Nations.

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