Attending the NU conference were members of Barisan Ansor Multipurpose Nahdlatul Ulama
(Banser), an autonomous security unit within the movement, that confronts militants.
The majority of Indonesia's Muslim population practices a moderate form of Islam, and approximately 70 million belong to the moderate Muslim organizations Nahdlatul Ulama
Bank Muamalat Indonesia and Nahdlatul Ulama
, an Islamic organisation in the nation, have signed a deal.
Although he failed to keep the traditionalist Nahdlatul Ulama
on board, while also facing difficulties with 'fundamentalists', he managed to lead the party to victory in 1955--the last free elections until 1999.
Another luminary attending the event was Abdul Hamid Baidlowi, a cleric whose father helped found Nahdlatul Ulama
(NU), the country's biggest Muslim organization, known for supporting tolerance and pluralism.
In Indonesia, the King delivered a speech at the Nahdlatul Ulama
Interfaith Conference: "Islam for Peace and Civilisation.
Imam Shofwan, the son of a Muslim cleric of the country's biggest, 40-million-member Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama
, launched the petition last week, calling on the ACF to postpone granting the award.
Abdurrahman Wahid -- known as Gus Dur -- was the chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama
(the largest mainstream Muslim organization in Indonesia) and a former Indonesian president.
Andree Feillard's "The constrained place of local tradition" examines the discourse of the largest Traditionalist Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama
(NU), and its effects on Java's Islamization.
However, the project takes the fatwas issued by MUI, Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama
into account for the composition of the KHI (Mawardi, 2003: 130).
If 40 years ago, Christians tended to look to the national military for protection when problems arose, they now turn to Nahdlatul Ulama
, the largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, not just for protection but also to demonstrate to the public that interfaith relationships at the grassroots level are still strong.
Now, the Nahdlatul Ulama
, an organization with about 50 million members and 28,000 Islamic boarding schools, is questioning the credibility of the Wahabi form of Islam.