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

Pluralism

Allies in Java

LGBT activists are working with religious allies and others to promote faith-based tolerance

Essay: In God we (don’t) trust

Irreligious youth are looking for their place in religious Indonesia

Diversity, but how exactly?

Lessons and beliefs on inter-religious mixing can get messy for youth in Manado

Middle-path Islam

The vibrant force of As’adiyah is countering Islamic extremism and safeguarding ethnic and cultural identity

Impossible ideal?

Cosmopolitanism is a dirty word in rural West Java, where creativity and new words are needed to reopen dialogue.

Stopping intolerance

Government must act to halt growing discrimination against minorities

For the good of the people?

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

Promoting pluralism

Pesantren progressives defend constitutional religious freedoms

When is a public holiday not a holiday?

The 100 year anniversary of Indonesia’s ‘National Awakening’ fails to inspire

A syncretistic Jew

Learning from Indonesian religious experience

Living in peace

The village of Oelua proves that Indonesians can live with difference.

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