Our reading program to form a strategic alliance.
Books aren't just written about history - they can also change it. Given the power and traction that Elie Wiesel's Night has had globally - in French, and English, we have also translated it into Bahasa Indonesia.
Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world and has the world's largest Muslim population. The United States, the 3rd most populous country in the world, has the largest Christian population and the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. While both countries are democratic pluralisms, both have seen the rise of populism at the expense of minority religious groups. We, at In Good Faith, see an opportunity for the United States and Indonesia to partner together in the fight for pluralism over populism.
Our program "Parallel Perspectives" unites university students from the U.S. and Indonesia to read Elie Wiesel's Night / Malam (translated by In Good Faith into Bahasa Indonesia), and to learn the story of an Indonesian family that worked against the Nazis in the Netherlands.
Thanks to Soliya’s e-classroom technology, students will explore complementary aspects of education about minority religious groups and the importance of robust protections in both countries.