Lian Gogali

Laureate Freedom of Worship Award 2022

Lian Gogali Laureate Freedom of Worship Award 2022

Lian Gogali receives the award for her fearless and determined commitment to interfaith dialogue and religious freedom in the conflict-torn area of Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Gogali started the Mosintuwu Institute for Women on her own porch. This institute began as a women’s school of peace studies and educates women victims of the Poso conflict to become peacemakers and agents of change. After studying, the women, with different ethnic and religious backgrounds, often choose to play an active role in their village and society in general. Gogali and the Mosintuwu institute encourage women from different villages, ethnic and religious backgrounds to play an active role in their village economy and society in general. The story of Lian Gogali and the Mosintuwu Institute shows how one individual can make a difference and positively influence the lives of many.