Tag Archive for: "religion"
Race, faith and Ahok’s defeat

After one of the most tumultuous campaigns in Indonesian history, the incumbent governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) was soundly defeated by former Education Minister and academic, Anies Baswedan, in the second round of …

A positive turn in Indonesia’s religious affairs

Indonesia’s religious affairs minister, Lukman Hamid Saifuddin, is a breath of fresh air. He’s a break from a long line of ineffectual predecessors who did nothing to defend minorities and showed extreme cowardice in facing …