Limits of Religious Pluralism in Asia

Anew edited volume by Juliana Finucane and Michael Feener has been released on Proselytizing and the Limits of Religious Pluralism in Contemporary Asia, published by Springer. The publication is a result of a conference hosted by the Asia Research Institute, NUS. My chapter examines the Indonesian context and the enforcement of the criminal offence of deceiving a child toContinue reading “Limits of Religious Pluralism in Asia”

Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony

Ihave written an article on ‘Shifting Conceptions of State Regulation of Religion: The Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony’ (2013) Global Change, Peace and Security 1-18. This article seeks to understand how and why states regulate the activities or affairs of religious communities. It does so through a case study of the Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony.Continue reading “Indonesian Draft Law on Inter-religious Harmony”

Australian Journal of Asian Law – Edition 13(2)

Edition 13(2) of the Australian Journal of Asian Law is now available free online at SSRNIt includes: Sorcery, Law and the State: Governing the Black Arts in Indonesia, by Nicholas Herriman Defamation of Religion Law in Post-Reformasi Indonesia: Is Revision Possible? by Zainal Abidin Bagir Human Trafficking as a Violation of Human Rights: Obligations and Accountability of Mongolia, by Ulzijlkham EnkhbaatarContinue reading “Australian Journal of Asian Law – Edition 13(2)”

The Challenge of Regulating Religious Freedom in Indonesia

In September 2012, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (known as “SBY”) made an announcement to the United Nations to urge the international community to adopt an international instrument banning blasphemy and protecting religion. This came as a surprise to many because, throughout his term as president, SBY has failed to take a strong public stance on anyContinue reading “The Challenge of Regulating Religious Freedom in Indonesia”

Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java

Melissa Crouch, 2013, Routledge Understanding and managing inter-religious relations, particularly between Muslims and Christians, presents a challenge for states around the world. This book investigates the judicialisation of religion in the world’s largest majority-Muslim, democratic country, Indonesia. It examines how the interaction between state and religion has influenced relations between religious communities in the transitionContinue reading “Law and Religion in Indonesia: Conflict and the Courts in West Java”