Aug 19, 2018 Last Updated 4:51 AM, Aug 8, 2018

Religious Organisations

Middle-path Islam

The vibrant force of As’adiyah is countering Islamic extremism and safeguarding ethnic and cultural identity
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Impossible ideal?

Impossible ideal?

Cosmopolitanism is a dirty word in rural West Java, where creativity and new words are needed to reopen dialogue.

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Front stage with the PKS

Front stage with the PKS

At its upmarket congress, Indonesia’s biggest Islamic party tried but failed to convince it has become an open and inclusive party

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New leadership, new policies?

New leadership, new policies?

The Nahdlatul Ulama congress in Makassar arrests the slide away from liberal views but shows the organisation's vulnerability to outside political interference

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Homophobia on the rise

Homophobia on the rise

Recent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender meetings reveal the growing influence of Islamist groups and highlight unequal protection of citizenship rights

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Religious Bandung

Religious Bandung

Bandung’s government opts for a religious program that matches the city’s character

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God and democracy

God and democracy

A Christian church is asserting its democratic rights by suing the mayor of Depok

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Killing for God

Killing for God

When Nahdlatul Ulama members killed communists, they believed they were doing it for God

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