Stories About ‘Religion’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Religion’.

Danish Cartoon Crisis II

Monday, October 9th, 2006, by . 42 Comments

Another Muhammad cartoon controversy in Denmark has stirred ill-will among some Indonesian Muslims.

Terrorism, Poverty & Islam

Friday, October 6th, 2006, by . 44 Comments

Poverty is the cause of terrorism, says a former Muhammadiyah chairman, not Islam.

Straight Path for Waria

Thursday, October 5th, 2006, by . No Comments

One Muslim cleric is reaching out to waria, or men who dress up as women, trying to put them on the "straight" path.

Dialogue with Baasyir

Thursday, October 5th, 2006, by . 10 Comments

Abu Bakar Bashir was visited by a group of Christian pastors from Europe.

Samaritan’s Purse

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006, by . No Comments

The Samaritan's Purse group are not welcome in North Sumatra.

Freedom of Religion Report

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006, by . 5 Comments

The International Religious Freedom Report 2006 by the American Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.

Multi and Mono Cultures

Saturday, September 30th, 2006, by . 6 Comments

Multi-culturalism, or what Indonesians might call pluralism, is often spoken of as key to Indonesia's make-up and stability but this is likely wrong-headed.

A Mixed Marriage

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006, by . 52 Comments

An example of an inter-faith marriage.

Ramadan Discipline & Solemnity

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, by . 1 Comment

The banging of drums, and Ramadan fasting slackers, are on the minds of the Pamekasan branch of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia.

Bandung Church Attack

Monday, September 25th, 2006, by . 25 Comments

A house-church near Bandung was attacked by a mob but police stepped in.

Reasons for Benedict’s Speech

Thursday, September 21st, 2006, by . 21 Comments

Some possible reasons for the references to Islam given within Pope Benedict's speech.

Blora Church Closing

Thursday, September 21st, 2006, by . 17 Comments

A Protestant house-church was forcibly shut down in Blora, Central Java.

Jamiyatul Islamiyah

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006, by . 4 Comments

Theocracy in action in West Sumatra as the city government of Padang teams up with the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), and the mob, to close down a mosque used by the heretics of the Jamiyatul Islamiyah.

Abu Yazid al Bustami

Monday, September 18th, 2006, by . 8 Comments

Sufi heretics in Lombok, of the Abu Yazid al Bustami group, fall foul of the mob and the police.

Papal Speech

Sunday, September 17th, 2006, by . 33 Comments

Pope Benedict's speech and the muted reaction of Indonesian Muslim leaders.

Rebekka Zakaria, Eti Pangesti & Ratna Bangun

Saturday, September 16th, 2006, by . 19 Comments

Rebekka Zakaria, Eti Pangesti & Ratna Bangun have completed sixteen months of their three-year prison sentence for running a Christian kindergarten in which some Muslim children attended.

Al-Aqsa Mosque Jihad

Friday, September 15th, 2006, by . 7 Comments

Antara helps sow the seeds of hatred by hosting a seminar called "Al-Aqsha Haqquina" in which calls are made for jihad to liberate the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Radical Islam & Women

Sunday, September 10th, 2006, by . 13 Comments

Maria Anshor of the Fatayat Nahdlatul Ulama says radical Islamic groups in Indonesia are an insignificant minority but that they threaten womens' rights.

House-Church Burning

Saturday, September 9th, 2006, by . 25 Comments

A house used as a church in Aceh was burned to the ground by a mob.

Quran & Hadith

Friday, September 8th, 2006, by . 212 Comments

The validity or otherwise of the hadith tradition and its relationship to the Quran and how Muslims understand their faith.

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