Indonesia News

Positive step for religious freedom in Indonesia

Discriminatory law overturned This month Indonesia’s Supreme Court declared that the law forcing adherents of indigenous religions to instead identify as one of the state-recognized religions on their national ID cards is unconstitutional and discriminatory. Indonesia only recognizes 6 religions- Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism or Confucianism. It is the most populous Muslim country in […]

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Jubilee Campaign delivers petition for blasphemy victim

Jubilee Campaign Netherlands met with the Indonesian ambassador and delivered a petition with 19,973 signatures calling for the release of Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama, the former governor of Indonesia’s capital. The petition is addressed directly to Indonesian President Joko Widodo and calls on the president to deploy the immediate release of Ahok and the protection

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PRAYER REQUEST: Christian governor of Jakarta faces blasphemy charges

Christian governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, commonly known as Ahok, will face blasphemy charges in court. Governor Ahok, who is running for re-election, was named a suspect of blasphemy last week for remarks he made in a campaign speech on September 27. Governor Ahok had stated, “(You are) deceived (by people) using Al-Maidah

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