May 16, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Law Reform

Muddling through

Indonesia’s brave experiment in reinventing its legal system

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.

Latest Articles

Book review: Beyond the pale

Apr 27, 2022 - JOOST COTE

A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Obit: Hugh O’Neill AO, 1933-2022

Apr 13, 2022 - TIM LINDSEY

Contesting the religious soundscape

Mar 23, 2022 - ANDY FULLER

A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

Mar 15, 2022 - TITI KUSUMANDARI

Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

Book review: Activists in transition

Feb 01, 2022 - JONATHAN PETER TEHUSIJARANA

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