Rince Felpina Manao
Rince Felpina Manao was born in Soe, West Timor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. She graduated from Artha Wacana Christian University, at Kupang with a degree in theology in March 2015. She started her career at the Association of Indonesian Christian Scholars for Islamic Study. Currently, she is pursuing graduate studies at Artha Wacana Christian University, and works as a lecturer assistant teaching Islamology. Her interests lie in theology and Islamology and she wrote her thesis on the role of religious organizations in her region in interreligious dialogue. She often participates in various interreligious dialogue events and also offers assistance to researchers working on interreligious dialogue within her region.
She finds value in meeting “the other” and helping religious life to gain strength. For Rince, interreligious dialogue is a chance to be aware of the spiritual experience of other religions, as well as to strengthen one’s own religious life. If people of different religions dialogue with each other, it leads not only to greater understanding, but also builds cooperation, harmony and peace.
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
School of Peace
Conduct school of peace that will be held at Artha Wacana Christian University with support from KAICIID The International Dialogue Center, Association of Indonesian Christian Scholars for Islamic Study (ASAKKIA) and Master Programme of Artha Wacana Christian University. Discern to importance of build peace, enhance understanding and harmony between people of different cultures and followers of different religions, through this project, youth generation will be equiped with necessary knowledge, skill and experience to become trainers, peace maker and facilitator of interreligious dialogue in their community. This project involve 30 youth university student from differences religions; Catholic, Protestant and Islam. Throughout the project, participants gain interreligious dialogue lectures, discourses and site visits to worship places, Islamic School and also Christians Schools.