Solidarity without Barriers When Adonara in Mourning
The flash floods that hit Adonara Island in East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, raises a sense of social solidarity without any boundaries. In deep grief, the language of love unites the empathy for the victims.
Two veiled women stood, starring at the flames of dozens of candles on the mound of wet earth, where the 37 bodies of the flood victims were buried. The hands of the two clasped tightly together, lamenting the endless sorrow.
Although the two women follow different religions, they prayed together. They prayed for the people who died due to the flash floods. One of the two veiled women is a Catholic nun and the other is a Muslim girl.