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Implementing religion in our daily lives is challenging because different people have different values. Many religious authorities in Indonesia promote peace. However, some religious groups have used religion as justification for violence. The same can be seen with regard to women’s rights. On the one hand,...

Indonesia is witnessing a striking upsurge in vigilantism. Sana Jaffrey delves deep into the reasons why society’s coercive capacity is on the rise and what it means. The three consecutive Defence of Islam rallies in Jakarta were seen as a spectacular blow to President Joko Widodo’s...

Images of Saeni pleading in protest as her food was confiscated by officials galvanised Indonesian netizens, who collected about $27,000 in support of Saeni and other traders whose stalls were raided by authorities. Photo by Kompas TV.     Senior civil society activists in Jakarta also contributed to this post. Public Order...