Preparing for the Nobel Peace Prize
Nahdlatul Ulama NU and Muhammadiyah the two largest Muslim organizations in Indonesia were nominated on Jan 31 2019 by authorized parties governments educational institutions or past Nobel laureates for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize It is undeniable that this comes amid domes
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, the two largest Muslim organizations in Indonesia, were nominated on Jan. 31, 2019 by authorized parties (governments, educational institutions or past Nobel laureates) for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.
It is undeniable that this comes amid domestic and international conditions that have been heating up. The government, through the Foreign Ministry, is striving for diplomatic support. We have big hopes that the efforts for the Nobel Peace Prize nomination will proceed smoothly.
Beyond the nomination of NU and Muhammadiyah, we sincerely hope that the Nobel Peace Prize will not be a mere prize. As we know, several Nobel Peace laureates have been awarded for their potentials to create peace. Former US president Barack H. Obama was bestowed the Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people” – despite this being a self-fulfilling prophecy, as he was awarded the prize in his first year as US president.