James Massola, Jakarta – Indonesia must be more self-confident about its position in the Islamic world and stare down the threat posed by radical Islam, according to one of the most se
Religion & Identity Politics
August 19, 2019
August 12, 2019
Jakarta – The creation of NKRI bersyariah – the Unitary Islamic State of the Republic of Indonesia – one of the recommendations of the 4th Ijtimak Ulama or assembly of Islamic clerics
August 7, 2019
Friski Riana, Jakarta – A representative of the 212 brotherhood organization (PA 212) Novel Bamukmin explained the results of the fourth ulema consensus or the Ijtima Ulama IV that rec
Nick Baker – Human Rights Watch has implored Indonesian President Joko Widodo to tackle an "upsurge in discrimination against religious and sexual minorities" in the Southeast Asian na
Some people have the misconception that, because the vast majority of Indonesians are Muslim, that Islam is the state religion of Indonesia or that the Indonesian government prioritize
August 6, 2019
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August 5, 2019
Zunita Putri, Bogor – The Ijtimak Ulama IV or the 4th Assembly of Islamic Clerics has issued a number of recommendations on the current situation in Indonesia.
August 2, 2019
Amy Chew – Indonesia's largest moderate Muslim organisation Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) is poised to expand its influence in President Joko Widodo's new government, following the country's di
August 1, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) faction on Depok city council in West Java will oppose the controversial "religious city" draft bylaw to guarantee the fre
July 18, 2019
Jakarta – National Movement to Safeguard the Ulama Fatwa (GNPF) leader Yusuf Muhammad Martak has said that they plan to hold the 4th Ijtimak Ulama meeting of ulama (Islamic clerics) an
July 14, 2019
Jakarta – the chairperson of the National Movement to Safeguard the Fatwa (GNPF) Ulama, Yusuf Muhammad Martak, has declared that they are no longer aligned with supporters of Prabowo S
Jakarta – The 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212) says that it no longer affiliated Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Chairperson Prabowo Subianto and will continue with its own
July 11, 2019
Jakarta – Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader Rizieq Shihab's name has again come into the public spotlight in the midst of a planned political reconciliation following the 2019 presi
July 9, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Political observer from Widya Mandira Catholic University Kupang, Dr.
July 1, 2019
Maria Fatima Bona & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Religious teaching in Indonesian state universities could be amplifying fundamentalist tendencies among their students, making them more a
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy has released a survey on student religious patterns in 10 state tertiary institutions.
June 26, 2019
Although Indonesia is not a Muslim state, many state institutions have their own mosques for the convenience of Muslim civil servants.
Jakarta – The Jakarta administration has cancelled a monthly religious event that planned to feature preacher Felix Siauw, a supporter of the banned Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), at F
June 25, 2019
Pebriansyah Ariefana and Stephanus Aranditio – The Jakarta Nahdlatul Ulama Indonesia (UNUSIA) Research and Social Service Institute (LPPM) has found that trans-national exclusive Islam
One of the many areas that Indonesia's rising religious conservatism is causing conflict is in the country's schools, where clashes over student uniforms and requirements they include
Adri Wanto and Leonard C. Sebastian, RSIS – During his first term, President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo was repeatedly accused of being anti-Islam.
June 24, 2019
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko advised the 212 group not to stage any rally in response to the upcoming announcement of a ruling by the Constitutional Cou
June 20, 2019
Mochamad Zhacky, Jakarta – The Alumni Brotherhood 212 (PA 212), the National Movement to Safeguard the Indonesian Ulema Council's Fatwa (GNPF-MUI) and a number of other Islamic groups
June 17, 2019
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The 212 Alumni Brotherhood (PA 212) says it will hold a series of protests in the vicinity of the Constitutional Court (MK) in Central Jakarta throughout the l
June 14, 2019
Christian Lee, Jakarta – The Jakarta administration's agency for child protection, empowerment and population control has come under fire for inviting the women's wing of the banned Hi