Feb 04, 2023 Last Updated 3:56 AM, Jan 31, 2023

Religious Organisations

Defining waria

Indonesia’s transgendered community is raising its profile.

Transgendered in Malang

The waria community in this East Javanese city are out in the open, but misunderstanding and prejudice are still widespread.

From jungkies to jihad

Drug use in Indonesia is a complex issue

Reconciling NU and the PKI

An Interview with Pak Imam Aziz, Program Coordinator, Syarikat

No money, no worry

Islamic civil society in Indonesia has a great role to play in community development

Watching the vote

140,000 progressive Muslim volunteers monitored Indonesia’s April elections

Bali standing strong

Hindu-Balinese identity is enforced through pork meatballs and praying competitions.

Faith and violence

The Islamic sect Ahmadiyah has been under official pressure and violent attack.

Regulating worship

Some Christian and Muslim leaders view the new Ministerial Decree on Houses of Worship as restrictive.

One Step Forward

Indonesia has made only some legislative progress toward religious freedom, but the greatest freedom is the openness of debate.

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