Jun 21, 2024 Last Updated 1:20 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Religion

Vigilante partnerships

Reclaiming Jakarta with the Forum Betawi Rempug

Vigilantism, religion and urbanism

An interview with Sana Jaffrey

Between an Islamic saint and Che Guevara? 

Jakarta’s urban poor see Habib Rizieq Shihab as a homegrown symbol of resistance and rebelliousness in the midst of their own marginisation 

Rebranding for revival

In an election year, a reunion of the 212 Movement reflects a changing political landscape for urban Islam, but is there also a changing of the guard?

Photo essay: Welcoming Ramadan in Yogyakarta

In the month before the fasting period, Javanese Muslims perform a diversity of sacred rituals

‘Trees pray for us’

Does religious environmentalism have a future in Indonesia?

Contesting the religious soundscape

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

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

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