Posts with tag: Islam

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.

Best of 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. Here we list the most popular articles and podcast episodes, plus a few of our favourites, from 2020. We look forward to seeing you again when we return in January.

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.

Hard times for pesantren facing Covid-19

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Islamic boarding schools are among the worst affected by the pandemic, writes Professor Jamhari Makruf.

When religion meets Covid-19 in Indonesia: more than a matter of conservatives and moderates

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It is overly simplistic to label those who defy recommendations on physical distancing to worship at mosques, churches and temples as radicals or extremists, writes Dr Nadirsyah Hosen.

Indonesia’s lockdown dilemma: mudik is a safety net for some, but may worsen the Covid-19 public health disaster

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Calls are growing for the government to ban the post-Ramadan exodus to the regions (mudik) to prevent further spread of Covid-19. But as Dr Belinda Spagnoletti writes, mudik is also an important safety net for those living in precarity.

Talking Indonesia: regulating Islamic preachers

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How realistic are proposals to regulate Islamic preaching in Indonesia? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses this and other questions with Professor Julian Millie in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

The anti-sexual violence bill: a clash of values or politics?

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A draft bill on the elimination of sexual violence has become a battleground for pro-democracy movements against rising religious conservatism, write Anna Margret and Yolanda Pandjaitan.

Best of 2019: articles

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Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. Here we list the most popular articles, plus a few of our favourites, from 2019. We look forward to seeing you again when we return in mid-January.

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