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February 20, 2023

Tempo - February 20, 2023

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Indonesian Churches Association ("PGI") condemned the alleged attempt to forcefully stop religious worship at Gereja Kristen Kemah Daud in Rajabasa Jaya sub

January 18, 2023

UCA News - January 18, 2023

Amid concerns over cases of obstruction of worship for religious minorities including Christians by Muslims in Indonesia, President Jokowi Widodo has told heads of provinces and distric

January 17, 2023

Tempo - January 17, 2023

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday bemoaned the ban against the establishment of houses of worship that still persists to this day in the form of local

Indonesia at Melbourne - January 17, 2023

Zainal Abidin Bagir – Indonesia's new Criminal Code (KUHP) has been decried as a major step backwards for Indonesian democracy.

CNN Indonesia - January 17, 2023

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy has reminded President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo that there is still widespread opposition to minority groups performing worship and th

December 28, 2022

Detik News - December 28, 2022

Anggi Muliawati, Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) found there were 26 cases of intolerance recorded by the media as occurring in Indonesia in 2022.

December 25, 2022

Jakarta Globe - December 25, 2022

BTV, Bogor – A Christian community in the Jakarta suburb of Bogor on Sunday could finally hold Christmas mass at their own church which took 15 years to build due to resistance from har

October 18, 2022

Fulcrum - October 18, 2022

Max Lane – The popularity of a recent image lamenting the wearing of conservative dress, particularly headscarves, by girls in Indonesia's state schools have highlighted philosophical t

October 8, 2022

Tempo - October 8, 2022

Devi Ernis, Jakarta – The Education, Culture, Research, and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim lamented the reported discrimination experienced by a high school student of SMAN 2 Depok.

September 28, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - September 28, 2022

Jakarta – Indonesian mainstream and social media are reporting street demonstrations in dozens of cities across Iran following the detention and death of a young woman because she did n

September 24, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - September 24, 2022

Jakarta – The Cilegon government's refusal to allow a church in the steel town of Banten province does not bode well for Indonesia's reputation as it prepares to host a major internatio

September 15, 2022

UCA News - September 15, 2022

Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta has underlined the importance of the papal document on human fraternity in building a prosperous country amid serious challenges, inc

September 14, 2022

UCA News - September 14, 2022

A Catholic bishop has accused a top district official in Indonesia's Maluku province of not supporting religious groups' effort to promote tolerance in the region that has witnessed dea

The Diplomat - September 14, 2022

Ana Salva – Last July, the debate over the wearing of the hijab again caused a stir in Indonesia, when a 16-year-old Muslim student was allegedly forced to wear it by teachers at a publ

September 10, 2022

UCA News - September 10, 2022

Katharina Reny Lestari – The denial of building permit to a Protestant church in Cilegon city in Indonesia's westernmost province of Banten goes against the spirit of religious moderati

August 12, 2022

The Conversation - August 12, 2022

Sari Oktafiana, Jakarta – Late last month, a high school teacher in the Indonesian province of Yogyakarta reportedly forced a female Muslim student to wear the hijab – veils worn by Mus

August 8, 2022

Straits Times - August 8, 2022

Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – A recent incident in which a Muslim student in Indonesia was allegedly forced to wear a hijab by her teachers, which led to her depression, has again highlight

Latin Times - August 8, 2022

Elle Yap – A debate in Indonesia that centers around schoolgirls being forced to wear hijabs even when they are not Muslim has reached a crisis point as more and more incidents and comp

August 5, 2022

Jakarta Globe - August 5, 2022

Yogyakarta (Antara) – The headmaster and three teachers of a state high school in Yogyakarta have been suspended by Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X following reports that a female

August 4, 2022

CNN Indonesia - August 4, 2022

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace is asking Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister Nadiem Makarim to take firm action against state schools forcing st

August 2, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - August 2, 2022

A grade 10 student at a public high school in Banguntapan, Yogyakarta has moved to another school after she claimed teachers forced her to wear a hijab.

July 20, 2022

UCA News - July 20, 2022

Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta has said he will be nominating two moderate Indonesian Muslim organizations for the Nobel Peace Prize.

June 10, 2022

UCA News - June 10, 2022

Konradus Epa – The Community of Sant'Egidio, an Italian-based Catholic lay group, and Indonesia's biggest moderate Islamic organization have signed a pact to continue working together t

June 1, 2022

UCA News - June 1, 2022

Katharina Reny Lestari – Christians have urged the Indonesian army to take strict action against any group trying to sow discord and create divisions in society after a video of a large

May 21, 2022

UCA News - May 21, 2022

Ryan Dagur – Timor-Leste's new president Jose Ramos-Horta has pledged to maintain democracy and peace in the Catholic-majority country stressing his commitment to defend all sections of

May 13, 2022

UCA News - May 13, 2022

Ryan Dagur – Catholic-majority Timor-Leste will be the first country in the world to adopt a papal-endorsed document promoting peace and harmony between Christians and Muslims.

April 30, 2022

UCA News - April 30, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste's president-elect Jose Ramos-Horta says he will adopt a papal-endorsed document on human fraternity into the school curriculum to maintain interreligio

April 21, 2022

Fulcrum - April 21, 2022

A'an Suryana, Norshahril Saat – This year's Ramadhan saw less bickering among Indonesian Muslims about the appropriate start date for the blessed month.

April 2, 2022

Asia News - April 2, 2022

Mathias Hariyadi, Jakarta – According to the latest Intolerant City Index (IKT) by the Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace, the city of Depok, home to 2.5 million people just 20 ki

March 30, 2022

Tempo - March 30, 2022

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Setara Institute named the city of Singkawang in West Kalimantan as the most tolerant city in the country in the human rights watchdog's diversity index o

March 29, 2022

UCA News - March 29, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesia's top Muslim clerical body has urged Islamic groups not to target restaurants and street food stalls serving meals to non-Muslims in daylight hours dur

March 24, 2022

UCA News - March 24, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Jakarta governor Anies Rasyid Baswedan is to provide more funding to a multi-million-dollar scheme to help restore more than 3,000 places of worship in the Indon

March 23, 2022

AsiaOne - March 23, 2022

Johannes Nugroho (South China Morning Post) – A diminutive female figure carrying joss sticks and a singing bowl became a viral sensation at Indonesia's MotoGP Grand Prix on Sunday (Mar

March 21, 2022

New Mandala - March 21, 2022

Beril Huliselan – Since the attacks, arson, and demolition of several churches in Aceh Singkil Regency, Aceh Province, Indonesia (2015), religious freedoms in churches in Aceh Singkil R

March 14, 2022

Tempo - March 14, 2022

Tempo.Co, Jakarta – Minister of Religious Affairs Yaqut Cholil Qoumas in a webinar on Monday is urging campus managements to establish multifaith houses of worship within campus premise

February 7, 2022

Sydney Morning Herald - February 7, 2022

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – In Tondano, near the north-east tip of the island of Sulawesi, south-east Asia's first Holocaust museum was unveiled last month.

January 31, 2022

Jakarta Globe - January 31, 2022

Maria Fatima Bona, Jakarta – The government will retain a damaged mosque belonging to Ahmadiyya followers in Sintang, West Kalimantan as a worship place for Muslims although its dome ha

January 29, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 29, 2022

Jakarta – The Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia (JAI) community says that acts of intolerance such as those which occurred at Balai Harapan Village in Tempunak sub-district, Sintang regency, W

January 7, 2022

UCA News - January 7, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Indonesian rights activists have condemned what they say were lenient sentences handed down by a district court in West Kalimantan province against 21 people who a

December 26, 2021

Tempo - December 26, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal, and Human Rights Mahfud MD reiterated the Indonesian government's resolve to ensure equal rights and grant equal protection

December 17, 2021

November 30, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - November 30, 2021

Zainal Abidin Bagir and Husni Mubarok – Religious tension is a near constant part of life in Indonesia.

November 26, 2021

UCA News - November 26, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Former Timor-Leste president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has called on the government to adopt a document on human fraternity endorsed by Pope

November 24, 2021

November 22, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - November 22, 2021

The Commission for the Protection of Indonesian Children (KPAI) has made public the plight of three elementary school students in Tarakan, North Kalimantan who are reportedly losing out

September 16, 2021

Tempo - September 16, 2021

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

September 11, 2021

September 6, 2021

Jakarta Globe - September 6, 2021

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

The Conversation - 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

Tempo - 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