The international Center For Islam and Pluralism ( ICIP ) was estabilished in 2003 as an organization to link together various progressive-moderate islamic activist in Indonesia and the Asian region . These activist are dedicated to the ideals of pluralism which promote respect for difference, whether this is between different religious, ethnic or social groups or between different streams of thought within a particular religions. It is hoped that through establishing this network between progressive-moderate activist they will be able to more effectively counter existing radical-conservative networks in Indonesia an the region.>