Srikandi Lintas Iman (SRILI) is a women’s interfaith community in Yogyakarta, Central Java. SRILI provides a space where women from different religious backgrounds can actively engage in dialogue and work together to respond to issues faced by women and children in Indonesia.
The five tenets of SRILI are:
- Cross identity
SRILI was formed in 2015, after a workshop titled “Revitalisasi Peran Perempuan dalam Mengelola Keberagaman Agama di Yogyakarta” was held in Kaliurang by Wiwin Siti Aminah Rohmawati, (awardee of KAICIID International Fellows Programme).
32 women from various religions (Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism) took part in the workshop. Numerous Indonesian religious organizations and universities were represented.
At the end of the workshop, SRILI was declared an official community of interfaith women committed to the revitalization of diversity management and promotion of women as active actors of change.
SRILI’s mission includes the following goals:
- Strengthen the bonds of sisterhood among members of SRILI
- Build and enhance the capacity of members and communities for interfaith dialogue and cooperation
- Develop and strengthen members and interfaith networks
- Respond to social problems, especially issues facing women and children, through alternative activities, critical education, and adult education