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Talking Indonesia: the Salafi movement

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Why has the conservative Salafi Islamic movement grown in popularity in Indonesia, especially among young people? How is Salafism changing the face of Indonesian Islam? Dr Jacqui Baker chats to Dr Chris Chaplin in Talking Indonesia.

Ahmadiyah mosque attack exposes challenges of peacebuilding in West Kalimantan

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Why was there only a very limited local civil society response to last year's attack on an Ahmadiyah mosque in West Kalimantan?

Talking Indonesia: Nahdlatul Ulama's new leadership

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With Indonesian democracy increasingly under threat, what is the role of the country's largest Islamic organisation, Nahdlatul Ulama? How will its new leader shape the organisation? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Alexander R. Arifianto in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Another Marriage Law controversy: is reform overdue?

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The recent marriage of one of President Joko Widodo’s female special staffers, a Muslim, to her Catholic boyfriend has prompted new debate on Indonesia's 50-year-old Marriage Law.

Rifts within NU and PKB complicate road to 2024

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The National Awakening Party (PKB) is sometimes described as the political vehicle of Islamic organisation Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). So why was PKB leader Muhaimin Iskandar absent from the swearing-in ceremony for the new NU leadership team?

Nahdlatul Ulama’s new chair faces a difficult choice: political neutrality or patronage

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What will the election of Yahya Cholil Staquf as the new leader of Nahdlatul Ulama mean for Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation, and politics more broadly?

Best of 2021

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Indonesia at Melbourne will be taking a short break over the New Year period. Here we present the articles and episodes that attracted your attention in 2021. We look forward to seeing you again in mid-January 2022!

Nahdlatul Ulama leadership race vulnerable to political intervention

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As the race for Nahdlatul Ulama's next leader heats up, there are already indications that competition between the two leading contenders is becoming increasingly politicised.

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.

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