Stories About ‘Religion’

The following stories talk about the subject ‘Religion’.

Buddhist Religious Symbols Blasphemy

Friday, March 6th, 2009, by . 81 Comments

Some Buddhists are, eventually, up in arms over a Buddhist themed club in Jakarta, the Buddha Bar.


Bali Hindu Religious Schools

Friday, February 27th, 2009, by . 49 Comments

The building of specifically Hindu religious schools for primary and secondary education in Bali.


Ponari & His Magic Healing Stone

Thursday, February 26th, 2009, by . 249 Comments

The magical faith healing stone of young boy Ponari is big business for a small village in East Java.


Police Officers Positive Image Building

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009, by . 71 Comments

A provincial police chief on Java requires policemen to improve their image by being seen as religiously observant.


Irianto MS Syafiuddin, Indramayu

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009, by . 10 Comments

Voters in Indramayu are threatened with hellfire unless the Golkar Party is supported in 2009.


Reading & Writing Arabic

Monday, February 16th, 2009, by . 12 Comments

Reading and writing in Arabic is a must for civil servants and village heads in Bogor.


Causes of Disunity

Friday, February 6th, 2009, by . 258 Comments

Another East Timor in Papua, lack of development in the province, and racism by other Indonesians towards Papuans.


Islamic Fatwa Against…..

Friday, January 30th, 2009, by . 14 Comments

The six new fatwas from the Majelis Ulama Indonesia, from vasectomies to abstaining at election time.


Film Perempuan Berkalung Sorban

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009, by . 17 Comments

Revalina S Temat gets stoned in the latest blockbuster Islamic theme movie, "Perempuan Berkalung Sorban".


Indonesian & Palestinian Refugees

Friday, January 23rd, 2009, by . 12 Comments

Ross rails that faraway refugees in the Middle East excite more sympathy than refugees in Lombok.


Mediation Process

Saturday, January 17th, 2009, by . 11 Comments

Mixing Sundanese disco music and Islam invites bigotry and later "mediation" in West Java, as Ross finds out.


Gestapo Tactics & Interrogation

Monday, January 5th, 2009, by . 12 Comments

Ross rails that Gestapo style methods of interrogation are used by the sharia police in Aceh.


Megawati Soekarnoputri

Saturday, December 20th, 2008, by . 20 Comments

Has Megawati got the necessary Islamic credentials to be president, again, or does she like shopping too much.


Islam Revert

Saturday, December 20th, 2008, by . 549 Comments

A teenage Australian girl from sunny Queensland finds Islam in Lampung and becomes a revert.


Examples of Media Bias

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008, by . 23 Comments

Bias in the media, examples of Islamist bias on television have Ross railing.


Asmara Wasahua & Welhelmina Holle

Friday, December 12th, 2008, by . 44 Comments

Sectarian violence over classroom blasphemy allegations in the Central Moluccas near Ambon.


Cave Men & Women Cult

Thursday, December 11th, 2008, by . No Comments

Local people in Tasikmalaya are roused to action to prevent mysterious cave men rituals.


Muslim Rituals – Salaat

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008, by . 94 Comments

The importance of rituals, public signs reminding people about their obligations to perform salaat, daily Muslim prayers.


Bad Impressions & Mumbai

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008, by . 72 Comments

The Mumbai terror attacks heighten resolve in Indonesia to fight terrorism, and dealing with wrong impressions about religion.


Religious Differences & Pluralism

Saturday, November 29th, 2008, by . 30 Comments

Ross on the bigotry of teachers of religion in Islamic schools, ideological jilbabs, and Dewi Persik.


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