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Monday, March 18th, 2013
Post-Reformasi's Muslim-Christian Converse in Indonesia: The Case of Solo
Post-Reformasi's Muslim-Christian Converse in Indonesia: The Case of Solo
It has become truism to remark that peaceful co-existence in Indonesia is a durable one. But ethnic violence and/or religious conflict in the archipelago country also have long history. Paradoxically, there are increasing religious convergence and divergence thoroghout relations between Muslim and...
Monday, March 11th, 2013
Recent Development of Pantecostal and Charismatic Movements in Indonesia
Recent Development of Pantecostal and Charismatic Movements in Indonesia
The rise of Pantecostal Charismatic movements is one of the most significant development within Christianity. Throughout the world, followers of the movements estimated millions of people or they represent at least one quarter of all Christian followers and contribute in direct or indirect...
Monday, March 4th, 2013
Rethinking Occidentalism: Transformation and Construction on Controversies about the Pornography Law in Indonesia
Rethinking Occidentalism: Transformation and Construction on Controversies about the Pornography Law in Indonesia
There has been remarkable discursive explosion in recent years on the binary polarization between the East and the West, especially after the phenomenal deadly attacks to the symbol of American capitalism, the twin tower WTC (World Trade Center), on 11 September 2001. Following this historic...
Thursday, February 14th, 2013
The Islamization of Blambangan
The Islamization of Blambangan
It has become truism to remark that in 1768 there was a return of a relatively peaceful condition. However, this is merely a “negative peace” due to terminating of resistances against the VOC in Blambangan through arresting of Pangeran Wilis. In that historic event, the first two...
Friday, February 8th, 2013
On Corruption in Indonesia: A Cultural-Religious Perspective
On Corruption in Indonesia: A Cultural-Religious Perspective
It has become truism to remark that it is extremely difficult to eradicate corruption in Indonesia. Rampant corruption in Indonesian political system is highly related to the socio-cultural concepts of shame (gengsi), and sacrifice (rezeki). It seems that the both concepts are considerably...
Thursday, December 6th, 2012
On the Connections Between Religion and Disaster
On the Connections Between Religion and Disaster
It has become truism to remark, secularization is apparently not taken place everywhe in the present world, therefore the subject of religions are remaining significant and important. Meanwhile, there is the rising of the number of disasters associated with natural disasters. In this regard,...
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
Jewish Sufism in Medieval Egypt
Jewish Sufism in Medieval Egypt
In medieval Egypt, there were intensive social and spiritual interactions between Jews and Muslims. One of its consequences is the Jews absorbed certain aspects of Sufism and incorporated them into their spiritual system. The aim of this religious and cultural gesture was ethical improvement...
Monday, November 26th, 2012
Dreams of Varied Selves: Gender, Education, and Social Ambition among Young Kader in Madrasah Mua'llimat Muhamadiyah Yogyakarta
Dreams of Varied Selves: Gender, Education, and Social Ambition among Young Kader in Madrasah Mua'llimat Muhamadiyah Yogyakarta
The issue of how Islamic education should negotiate with modernity, religiousity, and gender equality is part of controversial discussion in Muslim’s world scholarship. Woman education is remarkably part of the issue on Muslim education in Indonesia. In fact, there is promotions of Muslim...
Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Forgiveness of the Powerless: the Case of the Survivors of the May 1998 Riot in Solo
Forgiveness of the Powerless: the Case of the Survivors of the May 1998 Riot in Solo
Forgiveness is powerful, in the sense that it can recover mental wounds of those experiencing violence and bad treatment in the past. In fact, it has been promoted to address the traumatic experience in many conflicting countries. However, focusing only on healing the victims, it will lose...
Monday, November 5th, 2012
On the Sufi Trail: Sufism, the Sufi Orders, and Transnationalism
On the Sufi Trail: Sufism, the Sufi Orders, and Transnationalism
Since their inception, Sufi orders have been beyond local, students from near and far interested to Sufi masters, and recognizing, at the same time, links with other masters authorized by the same predecessor and tracing the same chain of spiritual authority back to the Prophet. Major orders...