Feb 26, 2024 Last Updated 12:52 AM, Feb 22, 2024

Religion

Symbols and signs

Photo-essay: PKS is often depicted as radical Islamist, but its members show evidence of ideological diversity

Dominant but weak

Signs of underlying fragility in nationalist parties may benefit Islamic parties in future elections

Patrolling sexuality

The authorities and the media promote vigilantism in Aceh

Struggling to be young

Brotherhood among the poor urban youth of Jakarta

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Violence at the National Monument in Jakarta almost caused a conflict between Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah in Lamongan

Keeping Bali strong?

Hindu-Muslim tensions have mounted, but not to boiling point

Empowerment through conversion?

Chinese Indonesians and the Pentecostal-charismatic movement

The politics of Imlek

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

Chinese, Muslim and proud of it

The Chinese Muslim community in Surabaya even has its own mosque

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

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