Andi Hajramurni, Makassar – A Muslim organization in Makassar, South Sulawesi, has protested against two local restaurants for selling dishes that contain pork.
Intolerance & Sectarianism
August 1, 2019
July 28, 2019
Anna Coren, Jane Sit and Helen Regan, Jakarta – In his first international television interview since being re-elected in May, Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied being concerned a
July 9, 2019
Jakarta – Members of a religious group have stopped the first-ever Base Jam concert in Aceh because of the pop band's alleged violations of the region's strict Islamic law.
July 8, 2019
Agus Setyadi, Banda Aceh – A Base Jam concert on the closing night of the 2019 Aceh Culinary Festival (ACF) has been closed down by a hardline Islamic group.
June 17, 2019
Dozens of people stormed a mosque in the Aceh capital of Banda Aceh over alleged ideological differences with a guest preacher delivering a sermon at the house of worship recently, foo
May 8, 2019
The government may have warned hardline groups against conducting raids against restaurants and other businesses they think are disrespecting Muslims during Ramadan, but, as has been t
May 3, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesia is set to enjoy the benefits of a "demographic bonus" – a large productive population – until 2030, but it has its work cut out to prevent radicalism and intoleranc
April 4, 2019
Jakarta – A regulation by a village in Central Java considered discriminatory against non-Muslims has been revoked following an incident that went viral on social media earlier this we
April 3, 2019
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Yogyakarta has avoided another religiously charged embarrassment after Karet, a hamlet of just more than 500 people in the provincial-level autonomous region,
March 12, 2019
Ryan Dwiky Anggriawan, Jakarta – Gerindra Party secretary general Andre Rosiade quipped the speech by Indonesia Solidarity Party's (PSI) chairman Grace Natalie in the Festival 11 event
March 1, 2019
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia and the world's largest Muslim organization, is widely seen in contemporary political and religious contexts as the bastion of moderate Islam in Indones
February 21, 2019
Being a religious minority in Indonesia can not only lead to struggles in life, but also after death, as illustrated in this latest story of yet another burial dispute based on religio
February 18, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Bengkulu – Islamic group Muhammadiyah is planning to mobilize its members to campaign for wasatiyyah (religious moderation) in a renewed attempt to stem the tide of r
February 15, 2019
Jakarta – A video clip posted to Twitter, showing two neighbors arguing in the street over the smell of cooking pork, has gone viral on Thursday.
February 8, 2019
Two Indonesian students were allegedly verbally harassed and physically assaulted in the Australian capital of Canberra yesterday evening, with sources close to the matter saying the a
January 29, 2019
Chinese-Indonesians were not allowed to celebrate Chinese New Year during Suharto's New Order dictatorship, just one part of his regime's attempts to repress Chinese culture.
January 28, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council's (MUI) Bogor chapter in West Java has urged members of the public not to heed the call from a conservative Muslim group who wants to ban Cap Go
January 20, 2019
January 19, 2019
Ganug Nugroho Adi, Surakarta – The Surakarta administration in Central Java has finally decided to cover a cross-shaped road mosaic in front of the City Hall with paint following compl
January 18, 2019
An Islamic group named the Surakarta City Sharia Council (DSKS) in the city of Surakarta (also known as Solo) in Central Java says they plan to protest a particular public facility tha
Ganug Nugroho Adi, Surakarta – Mosaic art surrounding a statue on a major road in Surakarta, Central Java, has drawn ire from conservative Muslim groups, which have said that an aerial
January 17, 2019
President Jokowi chose not to spend political capital by undoing discriminatory regulations or protecting minorities from abuse. – Elaine Pearson, Australia Director
January 3, 2019
After a huge controversy regarding the sawing off of a wooden cross grave marker in Yogyakarta last month, the neighboring city of Magelang saw another possibly religiously motivated d
November 13, 2018
Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa was the sultan of Banten during the kingdom's golden age in the 1600s and has been recognized as one of Indonesia's national heroes for his opposition to Dutch co
September 4, 2018
Late last month, Indonesia's controversial Blasphemy Law (Law 1/PNPS/1956) claimed another victim.