Intolerance

Taking religious harmony as his rallying call Purwakarta regent Dedi Mulyadi (left) with a local resident. Eager to put Indonesia back on track as a pluralist nation, he has won the support of its two largest parties in his run for governor.

Sep 18, 2017 Jokowi ally eyes West Java governor’s seat to champion diversity in Indonesia Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja Indonesia Correspondent In Purwakarta (West Java) He is a close ally of President Joko Widodo and known for promoting religious tolerance. Mr Dedi Mulyadi, 46, is also credited with helping to turn Purwakarta, a […]

‘TOLERANCE IS INCREASINGLY THREATENED’

Source: The Tablet Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, rejected theocracy at its foundation and adopted a state philosophy known as “Pancasila”, giving equal recognition to the major religions. Yet that is increasingly under threat, as local authorities collude with radical Islamist groups to force Christian churches to close, and […]