Gerakan Pemuda Ansor is the world’s largest Muslim youth (i.e., young adults) movement, with nearly 5 million registered members. Of these, approximately 1.7 million belong to Barisan Ansor Serbaguna Nahdlatul Ulama, or Banser—an active militia force. GP Ansor constitutes the front line and primary kinetic element within the world’s largest Muslim organization—the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU)—and the primary vehicle for the grassroots mobilization of NU followers. GP Ansor’s principal mission includes the defense of NKRI (the Indonesian nation state); the 1945 Constitution, which established Indonesia as a multi-religious and pluralistic nation; Pancasila; Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (“Oneness Amid Diversity”); and the profoundly spiritual—i.e., humanitarian—values of Sunni Islam, which flourished in harmony with pre-existing East Indies civilization and cultures to produce Islam Nusantara.
Bayt ar-Rahmah Director of Religious Affairs, KH. Yahya Cholil Staquf, serves as Emissary to the Islamic World for Gerakan Pemuda Ansor. Bayt ar-Rahmah’s Deputy Chairman & COO, C. Holland Taylor, serves as special Emissary to the United Nations, Americas and Europe for Gerakan Pemuda Ansor.