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July 12, 2021

UCA News - July 12, 2021

Ryan Dagur and Katharina R.

July 9, 2021

UCA News - July 9, 2021

Katharina R. Lestari, Jakarta – Police have arrested three people in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province for attacking a Protestant church.

July 7, 2021

UCA News - July 7, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – An attack that saw a man vandalize and attempt to burn down a Protestant church in Indonesia last month was the act of a mentally ill individual and not a case of

June 22, 2021

UCA News - June 22, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The mayor of a town in Indonesia's Central Java province has vowed to shut down an Islamic school after a group of its students was accused of desecrating Christ

April 26, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - April 26, 2021

It could have been a lot worse if it came from someone else, but a Muslim influencer's complaint about a loud mosque has sparked a discussion – albeit a deeply divisive one – on the use

December 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 21, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Dozens of university and high school graduates from across the country formed the Alumni for Indonesia organization on Monday to address concerns about the

August 11, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - August 11, 2020

In yet another episode of Indonesians getting needlessly triggered over religious symbols, an Islamic group in Karanganyar regency, Central Java filed a complaint to the local administ

Jakarta Post - August 11, 2020

Jakarta – A traditional wedding ceremony in Surakarta, Central Java came to a violent end after alleged members of a local religious group reportedly disbanded it, leading to a scuffle

June 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - June 12, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – An Indonesian priest based in the United States has caused a stir on social media because of a speech he made during a recent Black Lives Matter protest t

April 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 27, 2020

Jakarta – A group of teenagers vandalized a house in Jati subdistrict, Pulogadung, East Jakarta allegedly because the owner, a man named Aselih, reported a mass tarawih (evening Ramada

March 1, 2020

Tempo - March 1, 2020

Antara, Jakarta – Vice President Ma'ruf Amin drew attention to the threat posed by radicalism and Islamophobia that can spur sectarian conflict in a country for which the government ha

January 14, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - January 14, 2020

A supervisor for the Indonesian Scouts Movement (Pramuka) in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta has apologized for allegedly teaching small children a bigoted chant, footage of which we

December 30, 2019

Tempo - December 30, 2019

Antara, Jakarta – The Ministry of Religious Affairs has introduced an application-based religious conflict early warning and response system in a bid to track any religious discordance

December 13, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - December 13, 2019

Japanese beef bowl chain Yoshinoya and Indonesian seafood chain D'Cost have both found themselves in the middle of what might be (yet) another religious discrimination scandal in Indon

December 1, 2019

South China Morning Post - December 1, 2019

Joe Cochrane – The controversy started with a photo on Twitter showing a notice in the window of a Western-style bakery in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

November 27, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - November 27, 2019

It's officially that time of year again! No, not for Christmas cheer, but for the annual "take off that Santa hat" paranoia.

November 23, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 23, 2019

Jakarta – Brouhaha surrounding the controversial policy of a Tous Les Jours store to reject requests for Christmas greetings to reportedly obtain halal certification has taken a new tw

November 22, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - November 22, 2019

South Korean bakery chain Tous les Jours has found itself in the middle of a religious discrimination scandal in Indonesia related to what one may or may not write on a cake.

Coconuts Jakarta - November 22, 2019

Celebrity preacher Abdul Somad is arguably the most popular cleric in Indonesia at the moment, but he has been in the news with increasing frequency for making some very controversial

November 18, 2019

CNN Indonesia - November 18, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) says that violations against freedom of religion and belief (KBB) occur because the law is bias towards the majority.

November 14, 2019

South China Morning Post - November 14, 2019

Amy Chew – An Indonesian ministry last week banned its staff from wearing the niqab, or full-face veil, while on duty, as the government grapples with a rising tide of extremism and in

November 11, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 11, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) supports its East Java branch's advice for Muslims to avoid using greetings from other religions, saying the call was in line with guidelin

November 10, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 10, 2019

Jakarta – The East Java branch of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has issued a letter advising Muslims against using greetings from other religions, calling the practice a form of b

October 10, 2019

Jakarta Globe - October 10, 2019

Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – Munarman, the secretary general of hardline Muslim group Islamic Defenders Front, or FPI, underwent a lengthy questioning at the Jakarta Police headquarters

October 7, 2019

Jakarta Globe - October 7, 2019

Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – A man known as a diehard supporter of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo testified to police that a group of men punched, kicked and then threatened to kill him

August 1, 2019

Jakarta Post - August 1, 2019

Andi Hajramurni, Makassar – A Muslim organization in Makassar, South Sulawesi, has protested against two local restaurants for selling dishes that contain pork.

July 28, 2019

CNN - 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 Post - 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

Detik News - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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 Globe - 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

Straits Times - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Tempo - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Jakarta Post - 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 Post - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - January 18, 2019

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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

January 17, 2019

Human Rights Watch News Release - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Indonesia at Melbourne - September 4, 2018

Late last month, Indonesia's controversial Blasphemy Law (Law 1/PNPS/1956) claimed another victim.