Buddhists pray for peace in Indonesia

(VOVworld) – Thousands of Buddhists held a weekend joint prayer at Soewondo Air Force Base in Medan, North Sumatra, for peace and tolerance in Indonesia, amid rising religious tensions across the country.

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More than 10.000 Buddhist followers in a parade in Jakarta on November 20 (Photo: VNA) 

About 15,000 Buddhist followers, members of parliament, and local officials participated in the event. Themed “For my country”, the prayer called for the unity of all religions for a peaceful Indonesia that will enable national development. Following the joint prayer, Buddhists participated in a blood donation drive.