May 29, 2022 Last Updated 7:57 AM, May 27, 2022

Religious Persecution

Safeguarding tolerance in Semarang

Police and interfaith activists are helping defuse tension and safeguard minority expression

Bandung, city of human rights?

Despite stated goodwill by authorities, intolerance towards minority groups is growing in Bandung

God and democracy

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

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

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

A common destiny

Challenges remain for Chinese Indonesians 10 years after reformasi

A conservative turn

Liberal Islamic groups have prompted a backlash.

Religion on trial

Woman who claims to speak to angel Gabriel tests ‘constitutional rights’.

Community justice

Why do people in Banyuwangi kill ‘sorcerers’?

Faith and violence

The Islamic sect Ahmadiyah has been under official pressure and violent attack.

One Step Forward

Indonesia has made only some legislative progress toward religious freedom, but the greatest freedom is the openness of debate.

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