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October 14, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Coconuts Jakarta Oct - October 14, 2019

Islamic organizations in Indonesia have voiced their complete rejection of a community of cross-dressing Muslim men wearing female Muslim attire, with one organization going as far as

October 3, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
South China Morning Post - October 3, 2019

Marcel Thee – A former school principal in Indonesia, Yudhistira has paid a steep price for his personal beliefs.

September 27, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - September 27, 2019

Jakarta – A delegation led by Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) youth wing GP Ansor chairman Yaqut Cholil Qoumas met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Wednesday, during which the group expressed

August 31, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - August 31, 2019

Jakarta – Amid reports of intolerance between ethnic groups and religious communities, pictures showing a Christian funeral service in the courtyard of a mosque has attracted people's

August 30, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Coconuts Jakarta - August 30, 2019

In recent years, we have seen a depressing number of stories from Indonesia related to religious minorities being robbed of a place to perform their religious duties.

August 29, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Coconuts Jakarta - August 29, 2019

The use of Indonesia's "religious harmony" laws to prevent members of a minority religion from being able to worship was dramatically highlighted once again in a case that was captured

August 15, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - August 15, 2019

Vela Andapita, Jakarta – The city administration of Bogor in West Java has vowed to resolve a dispute over a church that has been refused a building permit for years despite a Supreme

August 10, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - August 10, 2019

Aman Rochman, Malang – The Kayutangan Hati Kudus Yesus (HKY) church in Malang, East Java, will suspend its morning Mass on Sunday to keep the surrounding roads and area clear for Musli

July 31, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Tempo - July 31, 2019

Shinta Maharani, Jakarta – Human rights group Komnas HAM (The National Commission on Human Rights) argues that the decision taken by Bantul Regent Suharsono to revoke the permit of a c

July 19, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
YNet News - July 19, 2019

Despite the dangers and despite the fact that is not easy being Jewish in Indonesia – the largest Muslim country in the world – two members of the Torat Chaim community in the north of

June 24, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - June 24, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian Muslim figures spoke at the second international conference on moderate Islam, "Seeking The Middle Path (Al Wasatiyya): Articulations of Moderate Islam" in Radboud

June 2, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - June 2, 2019

Suherdjoko, Semarang, Central Java – A ruwat (traditional purification ritual) was performed during an interfaith gathering at the Johannes Maria Presbytery of Soegijapranata Catholic

May 15, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Tempo - May 15, 2019

Irsyan Hasyim (Contributor), Jakarta – Amnesty International urges the Indonesian Home Affairs Ministry and Religious Affairs Ministry to assure that the local Bekasi Administration is

May 8, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Coconuts Jakarta - May 8, 2019

Stories about protests against Christian churches being built and opened have become depressingly common in Muslim-majority Indonesia, but members of the country's other minority relig

May 7, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - May 7, 2019

Vela Andapita, Jakarta – Videos and photos that appear to show local residents protesting over a plan to construct a Hindu temple in Sukahurip village in Sukatani district, Bekasi rege

April 5, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - April 5, 2019

Jakarta – The Singkawang Interfaith Communication Forum, the police and public figures in Singkawang, West Kalimantan, have signed an agreement to bar campaign activities at houses of

March 12, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Coconuts Jakarta - March 12, 2019

The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) – one of the country's youngest and certainly its most liberal political party – does not yet have any members in parliament (their cadres will co

February 26, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - February 26, 2019

Jon Afrizal, Jambi – Months after being forced to close their houses of worships, members of the Assemblies of God Church (GSJA) in Jambi City, Jambi, have found a new site to build th

February 22, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - February 22, 2019

Arya Dipa, Bandung – The Bandung City Population and Civil Registry Agency in West Java has for the first time issued identity cards (KTPs) with a column for faith rather than religion

February 12, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - February 12, 2019

Agnes Anya, Jakarta – Two universities in Canberra said in a joint statement on Monday that they were "shocked and appalled" at the alleged harassment of two hijab-wearing Indonesian s

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Tempo - February 12, 2019

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January 17, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - January 17, 2019

Jakarta – The police have claimed that a misunderstanding was behind the rejection of a new church in Jagakarsa, South Jakarta.

December 30, 2018

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - December 30, 2018

Karina Tehusijarana, Jakarta – A number of religious, cultural and interfaith figures have formulated a document called the Jakarta Treatise in response to the rising tide of religious

December 28, 2018

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - December 28, 2018

Jakarta – Christians demanded on Thursday that the local administration and Religious Harmony Forum (FKUB) be more active in putting an end to discriminatory actions related to the cons

December 24, 2018

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - December 24, 2018

Jon Afrizal, Jambi – The eyes of the children in the Assemblies of God Church (GSJA) in Kenali Barat sub-district of Jambi sparked with merriment as they sang "Hark!