Posted in: Religion

Cancellation of Hijrahfest signals anxieties over shifts in religious authority

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Mainstream religious organisations like Nahdlatul Ulama appear to view the hijrah movement as a threat to their authority.

Talking Indonesia: Muslim women scholars

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What are some of the biggest challenges faced by Muslim women leaders in Indonesia? Tito Ambyo chats to Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah about the Congress of Indonesian Women Ulama in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Strange bedfellows: why do far-right leaders support Indonesia’s promotion of ‘moderate Islam’?

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Indonesia’s promotion of “moderate Islam” has gained support from some unlikely allies.

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?

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