While much of the modern islamic world finds itself at increasing variance with western nations, more than one hundred million Moslems in Indonesia continue to live in harmony with most of the major world religions also in the country.
GV Mosque in Jakarta with white dome
GV INTERIOR Men & boys washing hands & feet (2 SHOTS)
SV Women washing hands & feet (3 SHOTS)
SV Women & girls dressed in white seated in white seated in Mosque during prayers
SV Men & boys kneeling during prayer in mosque (2 SHOTS)
GV Chinese Buddhist pagoda of Wihara Dharma Bhahti (2 SHOTS)
CU INTERIOR Large red candled burning near alter
SV Man chanting prayer & burning joss???sticks near alter (2 SHOTS)
GV Catholic Church of Mary Assumption & sign (2 SHOTS)
SV Congregation seated in church during prayer
SV Catholic priest reading epistle & congregation listening (2 SHOTS)
GV Grotto with statue of Virgin & burning candles
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Background: While much of the modern islamic world finds itself at increasing variance with western nations, more than one hundred million Moslems in Indonesia continue to live in harmony with most of the major world religions also in the country.
SYNOPSIS: About ninety per cent of Indonesia's population profess islam, which in most cases is strongly influenced by Hinduism and Buddhism. IN the capital, Jakarta, the white dome of the largest mosque in Asia towers over the bustling business centre.
Indonesia is a diverse country consisting of more than thirteen thousand islands. The multitude of more than three hundred ethnic groups within the country speak two hundred and fifty different languages. Most of the major world religions, and a wide range of indigenous ones, are practised.
The Chinese Buddhist pagoda of Wihara Dharma Bhahti in Jakarta. The Chinese are the largest non indigenous group in Indonesia, numbering about three million. Most of them are descendants of Chinese immigrants who came from the provinces of Fukien and Kwantung generations ago. Eighty percent of them lice in the cities and are engaged in trade.
Most Christian denominations are scattered throughout the land. The Church of Mary Assumption in Jakarta is the religious home for some of the country's several million Catholics. More than half of the Christians are Protestant, with the remainder mainly Roman Catholic.