Jan 28, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Religion - Other

Legislating against the supernatural

Indonesia’s parliament is cracking down on sorcery

The shadow of the Ayatollah

Indonesia’s Shi’i community is struggling to find the right balance between local traditions and its fascination with Iran

Celebrating community

A temple procession brings Chinese culture to life in Jakarta’s streets

Ponari and the sorcerer's stone

A little boy’s miracle-working throws light on the workings of the Indonesian state and the hunger for salvation amongst ordinary people

Patrolling sexuality

The authorities and the media promote vigilantism in Aceh

Celebrate for peace

Reclaiming public ritual can help resolve conflict

Losing the battle

Owners of customary marine tenure are fighting for their livelihoods

The magic of Alas Purwo National Park

Alas Purwo is one of Java’s last remaining sacred spaces

Petruk as counsellor

Post-earthquake, Klaten villagers receive laughing therapy through wayang.

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