Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Religion

Ritual, politics and tourism

Ritual purification ceremonies have dominated Balinese recovery efforts

Preaching fundamentalism

The public teachings of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir

My pesantren, Darur Ridwan

Life in an East Javanese Islamic boarding school

Reconciling NU and the PKI

An Interview with Pak Imam Aziz, Program Coordinator, Syarikat

Reforming pesantren

While reform of Islamic education is necessary, secularisation is not

Land, church and state

Forestry business packaged in ecological concerns in Flores

Running for office

A Christian candidate for a Muslim party in North Maluku

Women and syariah in Aceh

Aceh’s women find themselves between an armed conflict and Islamic law

Opponents of Islamic Law

Diverse responses to proponents of Islamic law indicate democracy is healthy in South Sulawesi

Islam and democracy cannot meet

Irfan Awwas sets out his vision for Islamic law in Indonesia

Titiek and the bearded pig

In 2003 Titiek went on a pig-hunting trip with a difference

Turtle satay?

Attitudes towards turtle consumption are changing in Bali

Losing the battle

Owners of customary marine tenure are fighting for their livelihoods

The magic of Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo is one of Java’s last remaining sacred spaces

Wild West TV

Televangelism comes to regional Indonesia

Uniform jilbab

The Islamic headscarf is now compulsory in many high schools

Polygamy and chickens

This man’s message is simple — four wives are better for business than one

Living in peace

The village of Oelua proves that Indonesians can live with difference.

Accusations of blasphemy

Are recent fatwa evidence that moderate Islam is a myth?

A cultural carnival?

Observing social change in Papua

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