Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Religion

Empowerment through conversion?

Chinese Indonesians and the Pentecostal-charismatic movement

Chinese, Muslim and proud of it

The Chinese Muslim community in Surabaya even has its own mosque

The politics of Imlek

In contemporary Indonesia, Imlek is much more than a cultural celebration

A common destiny

Challenges remain for Chinese Indonesians 10 years after reformasi

Giving up partisan politics?

Indonesia's biggest Muslim organizations are having second thoughts about partisan politics

Promoting pluralism

Pesantren progressives defend constitutional religious freedoms

Faith, flags and festivities

Images of highlanders at home and abroad

Papuan romance

New norms about love and marriage alter the rules for the young

The end of fasting

Evolving performances at Hari Raya celebrations are a window into deeper cultural change

Writing for God

Piety and consumption in popular Islam

Grassroots rehabilitation

The people of Poso are rebuilding their lives.

When is a public holiday not a holiday?

The 100 year anniversary of Indonesia’s ‘National Awakening’ fails to inspire

An evening with Abu Bakar Ba’asyir

Firebrand preacher’s audience doesn’t burn with enthusiasm

A world of reading

Local writers help combat illiteracy in rural Banten

Angel sparks controversy

Journalists strike after West Java’s most famous newspaper ‘withdraws’ poem.

Classroom culture shock

An Australian teacher trainer learns a lesson (or two) in East Java

Modelling syariah in Aceh

A conference in Banda Aceh reveals divergent opinions about what model of Islamic law Aceh should adopt

Making democracy work, Islamically

Indonesia’s Muslim educators support democracy, but grapple with how to make that commitment consistent with Islamic law.

This woman wants polygamy

But her husband won’t come to the party.

Aa Gym

The rise, fall, and re-branding of a celebrity preacher

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