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Nurturing interfaith dialogue in conflict-torn Ambon

In January 1999, as Muslims were celebrating the end of the Islamic fasting month, a fight between a Christian public transport driver and a Muslim youth broke out in Ambon, capital of Maluku province, kicking off a bloody¬†sectarian conflict¬†that raged for four years.Hundreds of churches and mosques were destroyed and thousands of homes razed. At least 5,000 people were killed …

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