Friski Riana, Jakarta – Setara Institute director of research Halili Hasan in a statement on Wednesday strongly condemned the actions of Sintang acting-Regent Sudiyanto who ordered the
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Jakarta – The Indonesian Police arrested at least ten people accused of vandalizing an Ahmadiyya mosque in the district of Sintang, West Kalimantan Province, according to a police spoke
August 19, 2021
A'an Suryana – A few weeks ago, Religious Affairs Minister Cholil Yaqut Qoumas became a target of public criticism and praise for congratulating followers of the minority Baha'i faith i
August 18, 2021
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Human rights groups that consist of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute Foundation (YLBHI), Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta), Yayasan Inklusif, and Parit
August 13, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – A parish in Indonesia's Jakarta Archdiocese is celebrating after being granted a building permit to build a new church following a 30-year struggle.
August 9, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The mayor of the Indonesian city of Bogor has issued and presented a building permit to a Protestant church in a bid to end a 15-year legal dispute that began wh
July 27, 2021
Siswo Mulyartono – Last month, there were at least three major conflicts involving houses of worship across Indonesia.
July 1, 2021
Andreas Harsono – A recent ruling by Indonesia's Supreme Court canceled a government regulation issued in February that allowed millions of girls and women in thousands of state schools
June 22, 2021
Remember the popular children's cartoon Nussa, which drew some controversy earlier this year due to allegations of promoting Islamic radicalism?
June 16, 2021
June 15, 2021
Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that the Bogor city municipal government's (Pemkot) move to grant land to the Yasmin Indonesian Christi
June 14, 2021
Vento Saudale & Heru Andriyanto, Bogor – A Christian congregation in Bogor has been granted a new location to build their church, ending a standoff that prevented them from congrega
May 21, 2021
Residents of a village in Gading Serpong, Tangerang swarmed a nearby housing complex in retort over an alleged protest against a loud mosque.
May 18, 2021
When Jozeph Paul Zhang, an Indonesian-Chinese Christian evangelist, uploaded a video on YouTube last month from a country in Europe, he deliberately used provocative language to attract
May 10, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The Catholic Church and rights activists have condemned Indonesia's Supreme Court for invalidating a recent ministerial decree banning state schools from interfe
May 7, 2021
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Gerakan Indonesia Kita (GITA) or Our Indonesia Movement has blasted the decision of Garut Regent Rudy Gunawan, whom they said had hindered the freedo
May 6, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A popular Islamic cleric in Indonesia has come under fire for claiming that Catholics only go to church on Sundays to pray to St. Dominic.
April 16, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The spokesperson of the Religious Affairs Ministry, Abdul Rochman, on Thursday addressed a local regulation of the Serang City government in Banten Province that bans
April 7, 2021
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Latest study of human rights group Setara Institute revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic creates fertile ground for discrimination and intolerance.
April 6, 2021
Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy recorded 180 incidents and 412 acts which violated freedom of religion and belief (KBB) in Indonesia in 2020.
March 18, 2021
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – Indonesian girls and women have frequently been ordered to wear Muslim dress regardless of their religion in what has been described as a b
Jakarta – Dress codes for women and girls in Indonesia discriminate against students, civil servants, and visitors to government offices and should be revoked, Human Rights Watch said i
Jessica Washington and Syarina Hasibuan, Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia's national motto is unity in diversity, but Wiwin's experiences in school have made her question how that maxim p