The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) is seeking to rein in the spread of hate sermons by introducing certification standards for Muslim preachers appearing on television.The move follows the government’s campaign to stem the rising tide of religious intolerance spread through sermons in public places, including mosques, schools and the internet.On Thursday, the MUI invited around 80 Muslim preachers to its office, including many who make regular television appearances giving sermons or hosting religious programs. They took part in a three-day course to ensure they met the basic competency standards set by the MUI, the umbrella for all Islamic organizations in Indonesia.The course is intended to ensure that they promote moderation and tolerance. While an MUI certificate is not a prerequisite to appear on television, it is clear that the government wants to ensure that tele… Log in with your social account Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google Forgot Password ? #MUI MUI preachers #preacher Islam #Islam radicalism #radicalism Facebook
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity has been awarded a 2018 USDA Farm to School Grant to help promote access to locally sourced food in schools. ISDH was one of 73 recipients selected from 290 applicants nationwide.ISDH will receive $98,468 over two years for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s Indiana Grown program, which aims to promote regular access to Indiana-sourced foods in school cafeterias and increase participation in other farm-to-school activities.“Providing locally sourced foods in schools keeps our children healthy because they’re getting food at its freshest,” said Lindsey Bouza, director of the ISDH Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity. “In addition, an increasing number of Hoosiers are choosing Indiana-sourced foods for a variety of reasons, including taste, shelf life, food safety and environmental concerns.”As part of the grant, ISDH will work with its partners, including the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Department of Education and Purdue Extension, to create resources for schools, teachers, administrators, parents, farmers, organizations and funding agencies to reduce real and perceived barriers to using locally sourced food in schools. A promotional campaign will be developed to engage all of Indiana’s 583 school food authorities, and all the agencies’ farm-to-school programs will be incorporated into one monthly planner to help schools access more resources.These funds will also provide continued support for Indiana’s 11 Farm to School Action Committees. Made up of school food service directors, administrators, teachers, farmers, parents, community organizations, local health departments and county extension agents, these committees work on farm-to-school projects at the school or district level. This grant will also enable new committees to be formed throughout the state.As part of its continuing efforts to help schools provide better nutrition to Indiana’s schoolchildren, ISDH’s Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity recently published the second edition of the Indiana Healthy Schools Toolkit. This toolkit helps schools expand their nutrition education efforts and the policies, systems and environments that influence the food Hoosier children eat. The division has also sponsored a consultant to provide direct assistance to food service directors and school cafeteria staff to enhance school nutrition environments.To access the Indiana Healthy Schools Toolkit, visit ISDH’s website. at https://www.in.gov/isdh/25142.htm. For more information on Farm to School in Indiana, click here.