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Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Chinese Indonesian, Cultural Strategy and Peace Building: The Case of Solo
Chinese Indonesian, Cultural Strategy and Peace Building: The Case of Solo
It has become truism to remark that combination economic inequality, social polarization, and other cultural factors are significant. In the case of conflict between ‘indigenous’ Indonesian and Chinese Indonesian, the combination has often provided fertile ground for racial unrest and...
Monday, October 28th, 2013
Apocalyptic Daniel 7 and Fantasy
Apocalyptic Daniel 7 and Fantasy
There is veritable explosion of attention in recent years toward Apocalyptic literature. However, socio-political perspectives dominate the attention. Known as an apocalyptic text, Daniel 7 includes peculiar, rattling and elliptical similes. There are those similes in a dream of Daniel, the...
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Science, Religion, and Ethics in Dialogue
Science, Religion, and Ethics in Dialogue
There has become phenomena in recent years that communication, transportation, and consumption increase remarkably. In consequence, the increased speed has caused proliferation of choices in meaning-making practices. In other words, every people can be compound meaning producers, in the sense that...
Friday, September 27th, 2013
Cham Identity and Religio-Political Issues in Southeast Asia Revisited
Cham Identity and Religio-Political Issues in Southeast Asia Revisited
There is lacking of attention paid to the history of Champa in Vietnam in the context of broader Southeast Asian history. Champa was a powerful kingdom that has ruled central Vietnam from the 8th to 15th centuries. However, it gradually declined and its last king has lost his power in the 19th...
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Significance of Memory in Peacebuilding: The Case of Post 1965 Indonesia
Significance of Memory in Peacebuilding: The Case of Post 1965 Indonesia
Perpetual peace is a dream of all of post-authoritarian and/or post-conflict societies. In this regard, high degree of trust, cooperation, and mutual reliance between conflicting parties in the future require their capabilities of reconciling with each other. Therefore, the peace extremely requires...
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Addressing Problems around the Controversial Guantánamo Bay Prison
Addressing Problems around the Controversial Guantánamo Bay Prison
It has become truism to remark that Guantánamo is the Supermax prisons in the United States and also manifest space that reflects many dark site prisons of the 21st century. It is part of the black 11 September’s further impacts. In other words, the prison that located within...
Friday, September 6th, 2013
The Virgin Mary and Its Significance in Interfaith Dialogue
The Virgin Mary and Its Significance in Interfaith Dialogue
The three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam, all address the story of Virgin Mary or Siti Maryam. It is told that she was born in a Jewish family, the mother of Jesus or Isa. Uniquely, she is also the only woman whose life is recounted and her name is noticeably mentioned...
Friday, June 7th, 2013
Religious Studies in Malaysia and Indonesia Compared
Religious Studies in Malaysia and Indonesia Compared
There are many similarities between Indonesia and Malaysia as neighboring countries. Both Malaysia and Indonesia have many common characteristics, not only in term of religion but also in term of common frames of reference in political history, and culture. British collonial government...
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Post-Soeharto Javanese's Conceptions of Disability in Question
Post-Soeharto Javanese's Conceptions of Disability in Question
Cross-breed of traditions exist in Java. They include various traditions related to conception and treatment of disability. There are four concepts of disability in Java, namely traditional Javanese conception, Islamic conception, medical model conception, and social model conception....
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
New Middle Class and New Habitus of Consumerism in Java
New Middle Class and New Habitus of Consumerism in Java
There was veritable explotion of “new” middle class in the early 1980s in Indonesia. This has happened together with educational development, economic growth, and bureaucratic solidification promoted by the New Order regime (Hill 1994; Robinson 1996; Tanter and Young 1990)....