Indonesia

Mass organizations declare support for Jokowi

 Karina M. TehusijaranaThe Jakarta Post Jakarta   /   Wed, March 13, 2019   /     President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s already buoyant reelection bid has received a further boost in the past few weeks with major mass organizations declaring their support for […]

Mosques losing sway over young Indonesians because of online sermons, study shows

The study also found that social media-based sermons had reduced the influence of religious education in family, organisations or other formal educational institutions.    JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – For centuries, mosques served as places where Muslims deepened their knowledge of Islamic teachings. The influence of mosques, however, […]