Dr. Fransiska Widyawati is a lecturer and the director of Research and Community Development at Saint Paul Teacher Training College, in Ruteng-Flores, eastern Indonesia. She was awarded her PhD in interreligious studies from the Indonesian Consortium for Interreligious Studies at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta.
Dr. Widyawati teaches courses on interreligious, multicultural and inclusive education. As a researcher, she conducts research on religion, development, community, culture and education. She also actively promotes interreligious dialogue, gender equality, awareness of violence against children and character building education for the young people in her region. She has been a research fellow and visiting scholar at the National University of Singapore, the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley California and the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
IRD SAINT PAUL COLLEGE Student Group for peace building
The project was carried out at Saint Paul College at Ruteng Flores, Eastern Indonesia with the support from KAICIID. It is intended to train 30 students from Catholic Theological Education Department to become trainers and facilitators of Inter-religious Dialogue and Peace Building. As part of the program, the students will have site visit and dialogue with Muslim, Protestant and Hindu leaders. They will create simple module on IRD and peace program. Finally, they will promote IRD and peace building education for people in several communities in the area.