Posted in: Religion

Two countries, two identities? The split lives of the Indonesian diaspora in Melbourne

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Young Indonesians moving between Indonesia and Australia struggle with language, ethnicity and belonging.

Islamists back at work, pushing conservative gender politics as a ‘response’ to Covid-19

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The Prosperous Justice Party's failed attempt to promote polygamy as a solution to the Covid-19 pandemic was misogynistic and displayed a belief that women and girls can only participate in society as wives.

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.

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