This report was compiled by a team working on a national scale, though every region in Indonesia was not covered. The team consists of non-profit institutes in 11 provinces that throughout the course of the year have been monitoring religious issues in each region. Though the eleven provinces are Ma ..
“Tracing the Footsteps of an Increasingly Divided Nation”
Throughout 2008, the constitutional guarantee for freedom of religion and faith as an individual and non-negotiable right has been violated several times. Several anti-pluralism cases involving rights violations, vi ..
On the workshop’s third day these religious experts made an important decision to demand that the Indonesian parliament (DPR RI) immediately legalize or pass the Corruption Court Bill before December 19, 2009, this date being the three year cut off since the original Constitutional Court’s ruling.
The Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) and several rights groups have lamented the Bekasi administration\'s move to demolish the Batak Protestant Church (HKBP) of Setu in Bekasi regency, West Java.
Indonesia could turn into the next Yugoslavia if it does not stop the rising tide of intolerance in the country, a tolerance group warned on Friday. ``Yugoslavia was one of the countries that formed the Non-Aligned Movement and it no longer exists because it failed to manage its diversity. Is that w ..
Although the country\'s constitution provides for the freedom of religion, a history of state corruption, intimidation and divisive laws disguised as peacekeeping measures have ensnared religious minorities in an increasingly violent web of harassment and injustice.
Indonesia was born out of an enormous collaboration of diverse ethno-religious groups and pluralist-nationalistic leaders. Without them the dream of establishing an inclusive nation-state would have never been realized. Everyone has the right to live safely in this country and freely practice what they believe. After all, it is guaranteed by the national Pancasila ideology and the Constitution of 1945.
The indonesian struggle to freely stand on its own feet - to borrow Bung Karno's words - as a democratic country is still a long way off. At the centre of this issue are the rights of all citizens to be treated fairly and equally in the face of the Indonesian constitution and law. In enforcing legislation in Indonesia there should be no differentiation between citizens based on their wealth, skin colour, ethnicity, religion and so on. Yet this is precisely what is happing.