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January 14, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Globe - January 14, 2020

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission, or Komnas HAM, has thrown their support behind Sudarto, a rights activist from cross-community study center Pusaka Founda

January 9, 2020

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Jakarta Post - January 9, 2020

Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – The Bantul administration in Yogyakarta and the congregation of the Indonesia Pentecostal Church (GPdI) Immanuel Sedayu in the regency have agreed to mov

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Java Post - January 9, 2020

Muhammad Ridwan – Amnesty International Indonesia has responded to a case involving an interfaith activist from West Sumatra, Sudarto, who has been charged with hate speech.

January 8, 2020

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Jakarta Post - January 8, 2020

Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – An interfaith activist defending the rights of Christians in Dharmasraya regency, West Sumatra, to hold Christmas Mass was arrested on Tuesday for alleged

December 28, 2019

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CNN Indonesia - December 28, 2019

Jakarta – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan became the target of subtle insinuations by Jakarta Archbishop Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo after he visited the Cathedral in Central Jakarta for

December 26, 2019

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Tempo - December 26, 2019

Ahmad Faiz, Jakarta – Minister of Religious Affairs Fachrul Razi said that regional heads must not prohibit people from worshipping according to their respective beliefs.

December 25, 2019

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Jakarta Post - December 25, 2019

Suherdjoko, Asip Hasani and Apriadi Gunawan, Semarang, Blitar and Medan – Despite reports that Christians in some regions faced problems as they were due to celebrate Christmas, religi

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CNN Indonesia - December 25, 2019

Jakarta – Members of the Yasmin Bogor Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) and the Filadelfia Bekasi Batak Christian Protestant Church (HKBP) were again forced to hold their Christmas ser

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Straits Times - December 25, 2019

Jambi, Indonesia – In stark contrast to the pervading sense of gleeful anticipation of Christmas on Wednesday (Dec 25) in many parts of the country, Christians in Indonesia's Jambi cit

December 24, 2019

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Jakarta Globe - December 24, 2019

Dwi Argo Santosa, Jakarta – After many years, Christians in two of West Sumatra's predominantly Muslim districts are finally allowed to hold their own Christmas celebrations.

December 23, 2019

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Tempo - December 23, 2019

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Deputy of Indonesia's top Muslim clerical body, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), Zainut Tauhid Sa'adi said that the organization has never issued a fatwa over

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Tempo - December 23, 2019

Antara, Jakarta – The Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU) chairman Robikin Emhas said, non-theologically, Muslims offering Christmas wishes in the spirit of brotherhood pose no prob

December 20, 2019

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Jakarta Post - December 20, 2019

Jakarta – The congregation of Santa Clara church in North Bekasi, West Java, will finally be able to celebrate Christmas this year at their own church building – the first time after a

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Globe - December 20, 2019

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – A workshop was held in Jakarta this week to find a way to ease tension and solve conflicts between Muslim and Buddhist communities in South and Southeast Asia,

December 15, 2019

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Tempo - December 15, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – Freedom of religion and belief is the fundamental right of every human being, Indonesian representative for the ASEAN Intergovernment Commission on Human Rights (AIC

December 11, 2019

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Jakarta Post - December 11, 2019

Jakarta – One of the foremost Islamic scholars of Indonesia has urged countries around the world to espouse "genuine" tolerance instead of a "phobia-like" response to religious tension

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Coconuts Jakarta - December 11, 2019

Yet another study has ranked Jakarta among the worst provinces in Indonesia when it comes to religious tolerance or harmony – the verdict, this time, coming from the country's Religiou

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Jakarta Globe - December 11, 2019

Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry published its 2019 religious tolerance index on Wednesday, showing an improvement in the score from 70.9 last year to 73.83 tod

December 5, 2019

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Tempo - December 5, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) leader Sohibul Iman said the Religious Affairs Ministry's policy overseeing Majelis Taklim (Islamic congregation) reminisces

December 3, 2019

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Tempo - December 3, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin asserted that the presence of police personnel in mosques will not be the government's surveillance tool but rather an attempt to pre

November 25, 2019

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Coconuts Jakarta - November 25, 2019

Jakarta had one of the highest number of cases related to religious intolerance in Indonesia in recent years, according to a new study, representing a worrying trend of diminishing dem

November 24, 2019

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Jawa Pos - November 24, 2019

Muhammad Ridwan – The Setara Institute for Democracy has released the results of research ranking the level of religious intolerance in Indonesian provinces.

November 19, 2019

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Jakarta Post - November 19, 2019

Nedi Putra AW, Malang – The commemoration of the International Day for Tolerance in Malang, East Java, saw Buddhist temple Vihara Dharma Mitra Arama hosting an Islamic-themed book disc

November 17, 2019

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CNN Indonesia - November 17, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) has found scores of violations against freedom of religion and worship (KBB) or intolerance in Indonesia over the last year.

November 14, 2019

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Jakarta Post - November 14, 2019

Wahyoe Boediwardhana, Surabaya – Muslims are allowed to use the greetings of other religions in order to preserve unity between Indonesians, according to Syaftudin Syarif, the secretar