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

Religion

Essay: Celebrating Imlek, Catholic style

Practices such as Imlek masses are a welcome example of tolerance and plurality

Meet, pray, love

Religious belief and sexual identity collide often for an atheist meeting up with gay Muslims

Nahdlatul Ulama, pesantren and the pandemic

The pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges for Muslims this fasting month of Ramadan

Queering piety

There is no singular understanding of moral piety for queer Muslims 

Allies in Java

LGBT activists are working with religious allies and others to promote faith-based tolerance

Meng-queer-kan Kesalehan

Kesalehan moral tidak dipahami secara tunggal di kalangan Muslim queer

Pious bikies

Yogyakarta’s Dawn Prayer Bikers are converting an outlaw tradition into a prayer ritual

Bogus redemption

Mudik forms a bogus redemption for many precarious workers amid a lack of decent jobs in both rural and urban areas

Adolescent pregnancy in Manggarai

Premarital sex must be acknowledged as unavoidable, to end a vicious cycle of lost potential

A kinder, more gentle FPI?

The historically hardline defenders of Islam plan to enter the political mainstream by softening their rhetoric and abandoning hate speech

Essay: In God we (don’t) trust

Irreligious youth are looking for their place in religious Indonesia

Diversity, but how exactly?

Lessons and beliefs on inter-religious mixing can get messy for youth in Manado

Essay: Harmony versus hate

Masykuri Bakri doesn’t fit the stereotype for a moderate Muslim leader

Forbidden smoke

Banda Aceh’s anti-tobacco efforts are unfairly focused on women smokers

Pencak Silat: Traditional martial art and modern sport

An interview with Ian Wilson, by Andy Fuller

Middle-path Islam

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

Church-based resistance to mining in Manggarai

Resistance is a way of defending local people’s rights in dealing with mining policy

Islam and citizenship

Organisations like Wahdah Islamiyah envision an ‘Islamic’ citizenship for Indonesia

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