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Friday, March 7th, 2014
Rethinking Religion and Diversity: The Case of Indonesia and Canada
Rethinking Religion and Diversity: The Case of Indonesia and Canada
The largest Muslim population in the world is in Indonesia, but it also a home for many other religious populations. The Indonesian government recognizes six official religions but there are many religious groups in Indonesia other than the official religions. Similarly, Canada’s population...
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Addressing Sainthood in Balinese Muslim Traditions
Addressing Sainthood in Balinese Muslim Traditions
The most dominant religious identification of Bali is Hinduism. Therefore, Islam in Bali got less attention (Geertz 1963; 1980; 1983; Howe 2005). However, the presence of Muslims in Bali can be historically traced to the establishment of the Hindu kingdom of Ge`lge`l in 1380. In fact, Muslims...
Friday, March 7th, 2014
Jewish Existence in Nusantara Revisited: A Historical Analysis on Identity
Jewish Existence in Nusantara Revisited: A Historical Analysis on Identity
Jewish history and reality in Nusantara are indefinite for most of Indonesian. Therefore, it is important to understand the dynamics of Jewish by analysing manifest and hidden facts throghout Nusantara history and contemporary discourse. Accordingly, there is considerable growing of...
Friday, December 6th, 2013
Patriarchy Reinterpreted: The Case of Naga Traditional Society
Patriarchy Reinterpreted: The Case of Naga Traditional Society
As is common in the world, Naga society is characteristically patriarchal. For this reason, certain feminist views consider it as a society where men dominate and discriminate women. However, what happened in Naga society is equal sharing responsibilities between men and women, especially in...
Friday, December 6th, 2013
The Defeat of Pluralism: The Case of Lia Aminuddin
The Defeat of Pluralism: The Case of Lia Aminuddin
The ‘false prophets’ and heretic movements are long-standing phenomena in this country. This implies that Indonesia is not only fertile for growing of various flora and fauna, but also for the birth of various religious groups. Furthermore, most of Indonesian...
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Significance of Implicit Theories and Competition in Intergroup Bias
Significance of Implicit Theories and Competition in Intergroup Bias
It has by now become agreement among psychologists that people can make their own theories. According to Dweck’s arguments about implicit theories (1999), there are entity and incremental theories among people. In this regards, entity theory argues that common people are beliefs on his/her...
Friday, November 8th, 2013
The Javanese Traditional System of Belief and the Concept of Power
The Javanese Traditional System of Belief and the Concept of Power
It has by now become obvious to many scholars that there is significance of the Javanese traditional system of belief coming before the arrival of the Abrahamic religions. Interestingly, Indian world-view and concept of power have highly shapes the traditional system of belief. For instance, it is...
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...