We work at the grassroots level throughout the Muslim World to counter violent extremism before it takes hold, to promote tolerance and understanding, and to foster better relations with the United States.
Suraiya Jinah is volunteering at an interfaith organization called Dian Interfidei in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Here we have Suraiya share her experiences through a combination of photos while visiting a monastery and the Borobudur Temple during her second week.
“As I walked through the front gates of the monastery, my breath was taken away. A monk was waiting for us in front of five beautiful stone statues, which were displayed in a bank of water. The monk beckoned us to a white building. Before entering, we removed our shoes and walked into a bright carpeted room. On the floor were seven orange cushions that faced a large gold Buddha.”
To continue reading follow this link to Suraiya’s blog.
Below are some of the photos that she took.