Cultural and Religious Harmony at Kali Opak
Students at the Kali Opak Islamic School in Bantul take example from Sunan Kalijaga. Besides studying religion, students combine culture and the arts in their studies. The community is also involved.
THE school is known to some as Pesantren Kalijaga (Kalijaga Islamic School). But students and those living around the pesantren by the Opak River in Bantul, Yogyakarta, prefer to call it by its proper name: Kali Opak Cultural Pesantren. “Turn right when you see a plumeria tree,” said a local resident who pointed the way to the school to us on Wednesday afternoon, May 15.
Cultural and Religious Harmony at Kali Opak/Photos: PITO AGUST...