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March 25, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - March 25, 2020

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March 12, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

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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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› East Timor ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

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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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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.

February 10, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

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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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

January 19, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Channel News Asia - January 19, 2020

Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Like other Chinese Indonesians, Mr Naga Kurniadi looks forward to spending time with his family this Chinese New Year, as well as participating in some of the c

January 17, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
Jakarta Post - January 17, 2020

Jakarta – Indonesia's largest Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) has highlighted the importance of social activism in addressing interreligious conflicts during a discussion wit

January 14, 2020

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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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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.

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Religion & Worship
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