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July 31, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 31, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Indonesians are among the most religious people in the world, a recently released survey from the Pew Research Center says.

July 10, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 10, 2020

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi appears to have backed off from a plan to tap into the Indonesian Military's (TNI) resources

July 7, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - July 7, 2020

Ihsan Ali Fauzi – The Religious Affairs Ministry must immediately reconsider plans to involve the Indonesian Military (TNI) in managing religious harmony.

June 5, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 5, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – The West Sumatra provincial administration is currently under the spotlight after its letter requesting the central government take down a Bible application

April 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 21, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi and Arya Dipa, Jakarta and Bandung – Two local figures of Jayamukti village in Bekasi regency, West Java, attempted to disperse a Sunday service held privately by a fa

April 17, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 17, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – A Baptist church has become the latest Christian construction project to be halted in Semarang, Central Java, following protests from non-Christian resident

April 14, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 14, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Rights group Amnesty International Indonesia has urged the Tasikmalaya administration in West Java to revoke its latest decree preventing a congregation of

April 11, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 11, 2020

Andreas Harsono, Jakarta – In March, 15 Indonesians filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court arguing that the government's shuttering of thousands of houses of worship was being done und

April 9, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 9, 2020

Arya Dipa, Bandung – Authorities in Tasikmalaya, West Java, have banned the renovation of a mosque in Cipakat vilage, Singaparna district, that belongs to a local Ahmadiyah congregatio

March 25, 2020

March 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 12, 2020

Kusumasari Ayuningtyas, Sleman, Yogyakarta – Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima joined an interfaith discussion on religious tolerance, among other issues, during their meeti

March 11, 2020

Jakarta Post - March 11, 2020

Agustinus Hari, Manado, South Sulawesi – A Constitutional Court ruling in 2017 ordering the government to recognize indigenous native faiths and put them in the religious column on ide

February 20, 2020

Jakarta Globe - February 20, 2020

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Festival Kebhinekaan, an annual festival showing off the diversity of Indonesia, kicks off in Jakarta on Friday and will run until Sunday, presenting a lineup of

February 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 19, 2020

Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has insisted that the protests against the renovation of Santo Joseph Catholic Church in Karimun, Riau Islands, are not an act

February 18, 2020

Aleteia - February 18, 2020

Jose Fernando Real – News has recently surfaced that Pope Francis might visit Timor-Leste later this year (as part of a proposed trip to the larger nations of Indonesia and Papua New G

February 14, 2020

Jakarta Globe - February 14, 2020

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Representatives of the Association of Indonesian Churches, or PGI, met Indonesia's chief security minister Mahfud M.D.

February 13, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 13, 2020

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – In response to a question about protests against a church renovation in Tanjung Balai, Karimun, Riau Islands, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he h

February 12, 2020

CNN Indonesia - February 12, 2020

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo plans to build an underground tunnel connecting the Istiqlal Mosque and the Cathedral Church in Central Jakarta which are located adjacent to e

Jakarta Post - February 12, 2020

Fadli, Batam – The renovation of the 92-year-old Santo Joseph Catholic Church in Karimun, Riau Islands, has been halted following protests from local groups.

Jakarta Post - February 12, 2020

Jakarta – After six months of the position being filled by Muslim officials, Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi has named Aloma Sarumaha, a Catholic, as the acting head of the Cat

February 10, 2020

Tempo - February 10, 2020

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace Deputy Chairperson Bonar Tigor Naipospos says that there is no urgency for the government to build a tunnel of friendsh

February 7, 2020

Jakarta Globe - February 7, 2020

Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday approved a proposal to build an underground tunnel connecting the Istiqlal Mosque, one of the country's landmar

January 31, 2020

Tribune - January 31, 2020

Dwi Putra Kesuma, Sawangan – Opposing the presence of the Ahmadiyah religious sect, a number of people demonstrated and called for the Ahmadiyah headquarters on Jl Raya Sawangan in the

January 29, 2020

Jakarta Globe - January 29, 2020

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Civil groups advocating for freedom of religion and faith have demanded that the government fix its approach in preventing potential sectarian conflicts and ensur

January 23, 2020

Jakarta Post - January 23, 2020

Jon Afrizal, Jambi – A citizen of the United States and an Indonesian national have been arrested by the Telanaipura Police in Jambi for allegedly spreading the teachings of Jehovah's