Posted in: Religion

Indonesian sympathy for a ‘changed’ Taliban: more harm than good

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Some Indonesian political elites and Islamic leaders have expressed rather hopeful views on the future of governance in Afghanistan under the Taliban. This could be dangerous.

What happened to social context in Indonesian films?

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Too many Indonesian films with Islamic themes present moral issues in a simplistic, black and white way that ignores the complexity of contemporary Indonesian society.

A solution to conflict over houses of worship at last?

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Conflicts over houses of worship are caused in part by a problematic legal framework – this may be about to change

Talking Indonesia: Confucianism

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Why and how did Confucianism come to be recognised as a religion in Indonesia? Who are Indonesia’s Confucians, and what does the future hold for Confucianism in the country? Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to Dr Evi Sutrisno in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

A personal religious choice: regions banned from forcing students to wear headscarves

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A new joint ministerial decision banning forced religious clothing in schools has been welcomed by activists. But in an increasingly conservative society, will headscarves continue to be viewed as compulsory?

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and religious leaders

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What role can religious leaders and institutions play in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia? Dr Charlotte Setijadi chats to Dr Syafiq Hasyim in the final Talking Indonesia episode for 2020.

Talking Indonesia: religious harmony

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How have Inter-Religious Harmony Forums (FKUB) performed in tackling religious disputes and promoting tolerance? Dr Dave McRae chats to Ihsan Ali-Fauzi in a special Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: women and digital da'wa

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Why are female Islamic activists increasingly choosing social media for their activism? How does their activism differ from conventional proselytisation? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these issues and more with Dr Annisa Beta in Talking Indonesia.

Jemaah Islamiyah on the brink of splintering?

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A series of arrests of members of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) from April to May 2020 revealed the first JI attack plot in Indonesia since 2009. The plot signals that JI may be on the brink of splintering, write V. Arianti and Ulta Levenia.

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