Entries by Zainal Abidin Bagir, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/zainal/, Husni Mubarok, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/husni/

Religious freedom, harmony or moderation? Government attempts to manage diversity

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The government has recently promoted the concept of 'religious moderation' in its attempts to manage religious diversity in Indonesia. But there are several problems with the approach.

Policing religion? There’s an app for that

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The new Smart Pakem app is supposed to give the public a safe way to report "deviant" religious practices. But could it trigger persecution and conflict instead? Zainal Abidin Bagir weighs up the implications for religion and rights.

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