Nov 24, 2020 Last Updated 3:35 AM, Nov 18, 2020

Politics of Religion

What gives rise to moral outrage?

What gives rise to moral outrage?

Rather than being merely the result of religious extremism, recent cases of moral outrage point to a wide range of current political and social problems

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For the good of the people?

For the good of the people?

The challenges of governing ‘societal organisations’ pose difficult questions for Indonesian democracy

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Front stage with the PKS

Front stage with the PKS

At its upmarket congress, Indonesia’s biggest Islamic party tried but failed to convince it has become an open and inclusive party

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Praying across borders

Praying across borders

Doctrinal borders that divide traditionalist and modernist Muslims in Banjarmasin are breaking down, but slowly

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New leadership, new policies?

New leadership, new policies?

The Nahdlatul Ulama congress in Makassar arrests the slide away from liberal views but shows the organisation's vulnerability to outside political interference

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God and democracy

God and democracy

A Christian church is asserting its democratic rights by suing the mayor of Depok

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Killing for God

Killing for God

When Nahdlatul Ulama members killed communists, they believed they were doing it for God

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