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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

August 13, 2021

UCA News - August 13, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – A parish in Indonesia's Jakarta Archdiocese is celebrating after being granted a building permit to build a new church following a 30-year struggle.

August 9, 2021

UCA News - August 9, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The mayor of the Indonesian city of Bogor has issued and presented a building permit to a Protestant church in a bid to end a 15-year legal dispute that began wh

July 27, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - July 27, 2021

Siswo Mulyartono – Last month, there were at least three major conflicts involving houses of worship across Indonesia.

July 1, 2021

Human Rights Watch Dispatches - July 1, 2021

Andreas Harsono – A recent ruling by Indonesia's Supreme Court canceled a government regulation issued in February that allowed millions of girls and women in thousands of state schools

June 22, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - June 22, 2021

Remember the popular children's cartoon Nussa, which drew some controversy earlier this year due to allegations of promoting Islamic radicalism?

June 16, 2021

June 15, 2021

Kompas.com - June 15, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that the Bogor city municipal government's (Pemkot) move to grant land to the Yasmin Indonesian Christi

June 14, 2021

Jakarta Globe - June 14, 2021

Vento Saudale & Heru Andriyanto, Bogor – A Christian congregation in Bogor has been granted a new location to build their church, ending a standoff that prevented them from congrega

May 21, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - May 21, 2021

Residents of a village in Gading Serpong, Tangerang swarmed a nearby housing complex in retort over an alleged protest against a loud mosque.

May 18, 2021

AsiaOne - May 18, 2021

When Jozeph Paul Zhang, an Indonesian-Chinese Christian evangelist, uploaded a video on YouTube last month from a country in Europe, he deliberately used provocative language to attract

May 10, 2021

UCA News - May 10, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The Catholic Church and rights activists have condemned Indonesia's Supreme Court for invalidating a recent ministerial decree banning state schools from interfe

May 7, 2021

Tempo - May 7, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Gerakan Indonesia Kita (GITA) or Our Indonesia Movement has blasted the decision of Garut Regent Rudy Gunawan, whom they said had hindered the freedo

May 6, 2021

UCA News - May 6, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A popular Islamic cleric in Indonesia has come under fire for claiming that Catholics only go to church on Sundays to pray to St. Dominic.

April 16, 2021

Tempo - April 16, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The spokesperson of the Religious Affairs Ministry, Abdul Rochman, on Thursday addressed a local regulation of the Serang City government in Banten Province that bans

April 7, 2021

Tempo - April 7, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Latest study of human rights group Setara Institute revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic creates fertile ground for discrimination and intolerance.

April 6, 2021

CNN Indonesia - April 6, 2021

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy recorded 180 incidents and 412 acts which violated freedom of religion and belief (KBB) in Indonesia in 2020.

March 18, 2021

Sydney Morning Herald - March 18, 2021

Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore – Indonesian girls and women have frequently been ordered to wear Muslim dress regardless of their religion in what has been described as a b

Human Rights Watch News Release - March 18, 2021

Jakarta – Dress codes for women and girls in Indonesia discriminate against students, civil servants, and visitors to government offices and should be revoked, Human Rights Watch said i

Al Jazerra - March 18, 2021

Jessica Washington and Syarina Hasibuan, Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia's national motto is unity in diversity, but Wiwin's experiences in school have made her question how that maxim p

March 6, 2021

Tempo - March 6, 2021

Jakarta – The decision by three ministers on school uniforms must be supported. The politicization of what students wear in school must be stopped.

March 2, 2021

UCA News - March 2, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Christians in Indonesia have called on the government to scrap or revise Islamic religious textbooks that allude to the Bible, saying religious studies in schools

February 27, 2021

Human Rights Watch - February 27, 2021

Andreas Harsono – This week I moderated a discussion with seven courageous Indonesian women – a teacher, a lawyer, an ombudswoman, two psychologists, and two activists.

The Economist - February 27, 2021

Most teenagers starting at a new school want to fit in. But not Jeni Hia.

February 7, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - February 7, 2021

Lies Marcoes – After years of inaction, the Indonesian government is finally acting to prevent state schools from forcing students or staff to wear headscarves or other religious clothi

February 6, 2021

Human Rights Watch News Release - February 6, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian government should actively enforce a new decree that bans abusive, discriminatory dress codes for female students and teachers in Indonesia's state schools, Hum

CNN Indonesia - February 6, 2021

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia says that the government cannot just issue a joint ministerial decree (SKB) on uniforms in state schools.

February 5, 2021

The Diplomat - February 5, 2021

Sebastian Strangio – Earlier this week, the Indonesian government banned public schools from making religious attire mandatory for teachers and students, in the government's latest appa

February 4, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - February 4, 2021

The Indonesian government has issued a decree banning regional governments and public schools from mandating religious elements on student uniforms, following a public outcry over an im

UCA News - February 4, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has issued a decree banning state schools from interfering in the religious beliefs of students and teachers in a move that is being hail

January 26, 2021

East Asia Forum - January 26, 2021

Alexander R Arifianto, RSIS – On 22 December 2020, Indonesian President Joko Widodo reshuffled his cabinet to replace six ministers.

January 9, 2021

Tempo - January 9, 2021

Jakarta – Moderate figures now comprise the leadership of the Indonesian Ulema Council. It is time to show a more friendly face of Islam.

January 4, 2021

The Diplomat - January 4, 2021

Sebastian Strangio – Last week, Indonesia's newly appointed religious affairs minister promised to uphold the rights of the religious minority groups like the Shia and Ahmadiyah and to

December 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 27, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian Ahmadiyah Congregation (JAI) and the Setara Institute, a human rights group, have urged the newly appointed Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas to pr

December 26, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 26, 2020

Jakarta – Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, the newly appointed religious affairs minister, has promised to uphold the rights of the Shia and Ahmadiyah minority religious groups and to work to preve

December 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 25, 2020

Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – COVID-19 has led to calls to tone down Christmas celebrations and the introduction of mobility curbs over the holiday, but such restrictions are hardly new in

December 24, 2020

New Mandala - December 24, 2020

Andreas Harsono – Last September, I drove for four hours from Jakarta to a small town in western Java, staying one night in a Javanese-styled hotel at the foot of Mt.

December 1, 2020

New Mandala - December 1, 2020

Idhamsyah Eka Putra and Yesaya Sandang – In his article published on 27 September 2020, Greg Fealy wrote with concern about Joko Widodo's (Jokowi) "systematic campaign of repression aga

November 6, 2020

Kompas.com - November 6, 2020

Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – A report by the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) shows that there are an increasing number of violations against the right to freedom of religio