Nirmala Maulana Achmad, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that many civil society movements emerged during the era of reformasi – t
Social Organisations & NGOs
May 22, 2023
February 6, 2023
Wahyoe Boediwardhana and Fikri Harish, Surabaya/Jakarta – Inviting clerics from all over the world, Nahdlatul Ulama's central executive board is set to discuss the legitimacy of the Uni
January 26, 2023
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Indonesia's philanthropy laws are in the spotlight after the head of a Muslim charity was found guilty of misappropriating $7.8m from a fund set up
November 22, 2022
Zack Petersen, Jakarta – Kopernik, arguably one of Indonesia's most impressive nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), typically has more than 20 different programs running at any time ac
November 20, 2022
Solo – Haedar Nashir will serve a second term as the chairman of Muhammadiyah after the conclusion of Indonesia's second-biggest Muslim organization's national conference in the Central
November 18, 2022
Jakarta – Muhammadiyah, the largest modernist Islamic organization in Indonesia, will begin its 48th national congress today after two years of postponement as a result of the COVID-19
August 19, 2022
A top leader of Timor-Leste's minority Muslim community has turned down an offer from a leading Indonesian Muslim group to open its branch in his Catholic-majority country, fearing it w
July 13, 2022
Syafiq Hasyim – There are indications that the relationship between Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and the National Awakening Party (PKB) is tense.
March 8, 2022
Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr – The swearing-in ceremony for the leadership team of Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation, Nahdatul Ulama (NU), under its new chair, Yahya Cholil Stafuq (o
January 18, 2022
Alexander R Arifianto – On 24 December 2021, Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama, concluded its 34th national congress (muktamar) in Lampung.
January 17, 2022
Norshahril Saat, Syafiq Hasyim – Newly elected NU Chairman Yahya Cholil Staquf campaigned on a platform to depoliticise NU in the run-up to the next elections.
December 25, 2021
Arlina Arshad, Singapore – A well-regarded Islamic scholar hailed as a "symbol of the new generation" has been elected chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia's influential Muslim g
December 24, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Indonesia's largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama, known for its moderate ideology, has elected a new chairman.
December 22, 2021
Rangga P, Azis Kurmala, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) officially opened the 34th Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Congress held at the Darussaadah Islamic Boarding School, Gun
October 29, 2021
Aisah Putri Budiatri and Ahmad Najib Burhani – The largest Islamic organisation in Indonesia will hold its congress in December to elect its next chairman.
May 11, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian police have stated that non-government organisations (NGOs) and human rights activists are inflaming the situation in Papua.
April 23, 2021
Jakarta – AM64, a group of Canisius College Catholic high school alumni in Menteng, Central Jakarta, has sent a congratulatory message to the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) youth wing organizatio
November 24, 2020
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has asserted that solidarity between civil society groups will not be split or divided by an attempt to
October 12, 2020
Moh Zaki Arrobi – As Covid-19 cases continue to climb across Indonesia, Jakarta and some other local administrations have reimplemented "large scale social restrictions" (PSBB) in an at
April 22, 2020
Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – As citizens help low-income community members weather the COVID-19 outbreak, several civil society groups in Yogyakarta have reported police intimidation
March 15, 2020
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Indonesian humanitarian organization Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) has denied reports alleging it of sponsoring the recent deadly sectarian riots in the Indian
October 16, 2019
Vice President-elect Ma'ruf Amin will not permanently step down from his role as the chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council – the country's highest clerical body – even after he's sw
October 15, 2019
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The United States Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan met with leaders of Indonesia's second-largest Muslim organization Muhammadiyah in Jakarta on Tuesday
June 21, 2019
Nezar Patria, Oslo – Top Indonesian scholars have supported the nomination of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, Indonesia's two largest Islamic organizations, for the Nobel Peace
February 9, 2019
Aman Rochman and Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) – the largest Islamic group in the country which is now leading the war against religious extremism – was once consi
December 27, 2018
Depok – The police have detained 13 members of a mass organization in Banten on Wednesday who allegedly assaulted a member of the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) in Depok, West Java.
November 30, 2018
Bambang Muryanto and Kharishar Kahfi, Yogyakarta and Jakarta – Sunanto, the newly elected chairman of Pemuda Muhammadiyah, the youth wing of Muhammadiyah, the country's second largest M
September 12, 2018
Jakarta – The Betawi Brotherhood Forum (FBR) and Pancasila Youth (PP) have agreed to resolve their differences following brawls between their members at several locations on Tuesday eve
September 3, 2018
Jakarta – Fifteen NGOs plan to hold a conference on Oct. 8 to 10 ahead of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Meeting, to be held from Oct. 12 to 14 in Bali.
August 24, 2018
Elisabeth Jackson – A new regulation that makes it easier for the Indonesian government to contract social organisations to deliver services reflects a shift in the relationship between
August 8, 2018
Alex Arifianto – In a recent New Mandala article, Greg Fealy wrote about how Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation, is moving away from its highly prized posit
July 11, 2018
Greg Fealy – At first glance, Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), has never been in a stronger position. It has a record number of members in cabinet.
June 5, 2017
Jakarta – The majority of Indonesians oppose the Islamic State movement and Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia, or HTI – the local chapter of an international Muslim organization seeking to establish a theocr
June 2, 2017
Eryanto Nugroho – Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto set off a storm of both praise and condemnation when he announced on 8 May that the government would dissolv
May 31, 2017
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo says that the government is currently studying the banning of several social organisations which are not in line with the state ideology Pancasila, threaten
Kyodo News – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said in an interview published Wednesday that the government is considering the dissolution of more intolerant mass organizations, following i
May 19, 2017
Fabian Januarius Kuwado, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has reaffirmed that the state ideology of Pancasila is the one and only ideology that is acceptable in Indonesia.
May 17, 2017
Safrin La Batu, Jakarta – A group of young Islamic preachers has called on the nation to walk hand in hand to oppose any campaigns that polarize people along religious or ethnic lines, including mo
May 15, 2017
Safrin La Batu, Jakarta – Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto said on Monday that any organizations that did not recognized the nation's founding principles of Panca
February 25, 2017
Haeril Halim, Jakarta – For President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, attending and opening a national meeting of Muhammadiyah is not usually included in his presidential commitments.
January 21, 2017
January 19, 2017
December 20, 2016
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed Government Regulation No.59/2016 to regulate mass organizations founded by foreigners.
December 14, 2016
November 30, 2016
Haeril Halim and Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – Amid concerns about rising sectarianism that threatens the nation's commitment to pluralism, the government has said it may revise the 2013 Mass O
November 24, 2015
Pekanbaru – Hundreds of police and Army personnel conducted sweeps on Monday against South and West Sulawesi delegates of the 29th Indonesian Islamic Students Association (HMI) in Pekan
November 23, 2015
Pekanbaru – Scores of students from the Makassar chapter of the Association of Islamic Students (HMI) burned used tires and blocked off Jl.
August 7, 2015
Ahmad Junaidi, Jombang, East Java – Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the country's largest Islamic organization, ended its 33rd muktamar (national congress) in Jombang, East Java, on Thursday, appointing seni
Haeril Halim, Andi Hajramurni, Makassar – A calm and laid-back plenary session at the Muhammadiyah muktamar (national congress) in Makassar, South Sulawesi, endorsed on Thursday sociology professor