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

Islam

Contesting the religious soundscape

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

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

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

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: 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

Islam and citizenship

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

Staging local identity in West Java

Performance groups negotiate between Islam and Sundanese tradition

Islamic cyber-activism

Yogyakartan Salafi youth are turning to social media to promote their faith 

Book Review: Inventing Imam Samudra

Book Review: Imam Samudra’s Revenge, by Angus McIntyre

Religious conflict and heritage management in Banten Lama

An ongoing struggle to control a historic Mosque disrupts a heritage region

Imagining a nation divided

Aceh Singkil’s recent church burning may reflect common ways Indonesians have linked religion and region

More than a fanclub

Islamic State's growing Indonesian support base poses a serious long-term threat

Bridging the divide after conflict

A recent visit to Ambon shows that trade is helping to bridge the divide in a religiously segregated society

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