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Religious Conflict Not a Problem in ‘Tolerant’ Indonesia: Minister

17-07-2013

Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister, in an apparent attempt to downplay the nation’s rising tide of religious intolerance, suggested that inter-faith strife is “human nature” before calling the country “the best… in the world” in terms of religious tolerance.

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Religious Intolerance Down Slightly in Indonesia: Setara

09-07-2013

Violence between Sunni and Shiite Muslims on East Java’s Madura Island and an attack on an Ahmadiyah community in West Java are among the 282 cases of religious violence in Indonesia reported in the first half of the year.

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Indonesian leader gets religious 'statesman' award

31-05-2013

Indonesia's president has accepted a statesmanship award from a U.S. interfaith foundation that says it hopes to encourage him to promote freedom of worship and tolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation.

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Minorities decry Indonesian president's award

30-05-2013

 

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to accept Jewish rights award despite implementing a slew of decrees targeting minority groups.

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Religious minorities unite for freedom

24-05-2013

Next to a sealed Ahmadi mosque in Bekasi is a plot of land with leafy trees and damp earth. To get in one has to squeeze through a gap between a tall iron gate and the wall of a residence on the other side.

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US criticized over response to Indonesia attacks

23-05-2013

The U.S. expressed concern Thursday over increased attacks on religious minorities in Indonesia, but human rights groups accused Washington of downplaying the problem as it looks to forge stronger relations with Jakarta.

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Another Ahmadiyah Mosque Sealed in West Java

07-05-2013

West Java’s persecuted Ahmadiyah Muslim sect suffered another blow on Tuesday as Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officers shuttered a mosque in Depok amid complaints from community members.

Life Still Tough for Believers in Minority Faiths in Indonesia

07-05-2013

Java’s indigenous faith practitioners have faced hardship for generations and a visit to one of their enclaves confirms that not much has changed recently.

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Religious Intolerance Poisoning Indonesia

02-05-2013

For the 13th year in a row, Indonesia has been included on a watchlist of countries with appalling religious freedoms.

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Seventy-Two Percent of Indonesian Muslims Favor Shariah Law: Pew Forum

01-05-2013

Despite being touted as the Muslim world’s largest democracy, a new survey released by the Pew Research Center on Tuesday revealed that 72 percent of Indonesia’s Muslim population would favor an Islamic legal code as the “official law of the land” if given the option.

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