Chairman, Centre for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilisations (CDCC), Indonesia
Prof. Din Syamsuddin is a Professor on Islamic Political Thought at State Islamic University, Jakarta. He served as President of Muhammadiyah, the largest modernist Islamic organization in Indonesia from 2005 to 2015, as well as President of Indonesian Council of Ulama during 2014-2015, and now (2015-2020) acting as Chairman of Advisory Council of Indonesian Council of Ulama.
He has been active in interfaith dialogues and initiatives. He also initiated the establishment of the Presidium of Inter Religious Council – Indonesia. He is currently acting as President-Moderator of Asian Conference of Religions for Peace (ACRP), Co-President of Religions for Peace International, as well as Chairman of Center for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC), and Chairman of World Peace Forum based in Jakarta.
In 2015, he initiated the development of Indonesia’s Movement to Save Earth (Indonesia Bergerak Menyelamatkan Bumi) and acts as Chairman of the Movement’s Steering Committee and was also awarded as an honorary member of the Leadership Council of United Nations – Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN), which is based in New York.
He recently assumed the position as the Chairman of Movement for a Great Indonesia (Pergerakan Indonesia Maju or PIM). Prof. Din obtained both Master and Doctoral degrees from Interdepartmental Program in Islamic Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), in 1998 and 1991 consecutively.
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