Peace Train Indonesia participants are ready to leave capital Jakarta for Temanggung in Central Java province on Jan. 15. (Photo supplied)
Magdalena Tri Natalia Urada, 24, registered immediately after learning about Peace Train Indonesia on social media last month.
“I was interested because it’s all about diversity. By joining I would also have new friends from different religious backgrounds from across the country and could share experiences with them,” she told UCA News.
Peace Train Indonesia (PTI) is an interfaith travel program for people aged 17-30 that uses the country’s rail network to make organized visits to various cities.
Initiated in 2017 by four religious activists, including Ahmad Nurcholish from the Indonesia Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP), PTI introduces participants to many religions and beliefs in Indonesia through trips, which often include places of worship, to help nurture religious tolerance among them.