International Conference of Islamic Scholars
As one of the top activists in the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia (with some 40 million members), Arif promotes moderate and progressive Islam and is committed to engaging civil society in countering terrorism and promoting tolerance through dialogue and education. He is devoted to interfaith discourse and is involved in Track II diplomacy through leadership of the International Conference of Islamic Scholars Forum. Arif is also a lecturer in theology and psychology at the State Islamic University in Jakarta and the State Islamic Institute in Surabaya. He is now head of Al-Hikam Islamic Studies School and also Deputy Director of the International Confernce of Islamic Scholars.