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Rappler's latest stories on religious intolerance


At least 11 U.S. Jewish centers get bomb threats

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:38 PM

The latest phoned in threats at 11 separate sites bring to 69 the total number of such incidents – at 54 Jewish community centers in 27 US states and one Canadian province

Indonesia's capital Jakarta votes for next governor

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) It will be a test of Indonesia’s religious intolerance, a battle of emotions versus rationality, and one that is predicted to be an extremely close race in what has been a rollercoaster campaign season.

Cheat sheet: 5 things you need to know about the Ahok blasphemy case

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Here s all you need to know about one of the biggest religious and political scandals in Indonesia in 2016

ATTACKED. Indonesian protesters chant in front of a poster of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok, as they march down the capital city's main street after a demonstration at Jakarta's National Monument Park on December 2, 2016. AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HIN

Jakarta protest ends in violence

Nov 05, 2016 - 11:59 AM

The rally turned ugly as night fell and thousands of hardliners clashed with police setting vehicles ablaze and hurling bottles and rocks at officers injuring several

VIOLENCE. An Indonesian man hurls a rock at police near the presidential palace in clashes that marred an otherwise peaceful rally against governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian accused of insulting Islam, in Jakarta on November 4, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

The wRap Indonesia: Churches demolished, wildfire kills hikers

Oct 20, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the state of the rupiah and updates on the raging forest fires

CHURCHES DESTROYED. A photo of the church destroyed in Aceh during riots on October 14. Photo by EPA

Indonesian province tears down churches after demands from Muslim hardliners

Oct 19, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Local government security officers used sledgehammers to raze two small Protestant churches and a Catholic church as Christians looked on and wept

CHURCHES DESTROYED. A photo of the church destroyed in Aceh during riots on October 14. Photo by EPA

Cegah makar, aktivis Islam Bandung demo bekukan Syiah

May 19, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Ajaran Syiah dinilai sudah mulai massif dan memiliki orientasi revolusi yang ancam keutuhan NKRI

Demonstrasi anti-Syiah di Bandung, Jawa Barat, minta pemerintah bekukan ajaran yang dianggap nistakan Islam. Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

Where are the voices from war-torn areas?

Feb 09, 2015 - 3:43 PM

There is a lack of voices from those who live in war torn areas Could it be because they have lost their voice?

LASTING THREAT. Campaigners against landmines say that even if peace agreements are forged and wars are ended, explosive remnants of war become an enduring legacy of conflict. Graphic by Teddy Pavon

Indonesia's Ahmadiyah hope for a safer future under Jokowi

Feb 04, 2015 - 12:04 PM

The Religious Affairs Ministry is drafting a new bill that will guarantee religious minorities like the Ahmadiyah protection from persecution

DISCRIMINATED. A cleric of the Ahmadiyah Islamic sect speaking in an April 2013 interview through a door of the Al Misbah mosque in Bekasi, which was shuttered by authorities that month.

Dosen Aceh yang ajak mahasiswa ke gereja terancam dinonaktifkan

Jan 09, 2015 - 6:39 PM

Universitas seharusnya pahami apa yang dilakukan Rosnida adalah proses pembelajaran untuk kembangkan sikap saling paham antar umat beragama

Seorang warga Muslim Aceh duduk di tokonya, di seberang sebuah gereja di Banda Aceh, dalam ilustrasi foto yang diambil pada 23 Oktober 2012. Foto oleh Chaideer Mahyuddin

For a small church in Indonesia, it's Christmas eve on the street again

Dec 24, 2014 - 4:33 PM

The Yasmin Indonesian Christian Church GKI Yasmin in Bogor has been sealed off since 2009 despite a Supreme Court ruling ordering the local mayor to open it

Sedition for a Facebook 'Like': Malaysia case sparks outrage

Aug 14, 2014 - 3:42 PM

A 17 year old student faces a sedition investigation after liking a post that declared I love Israel and featured a picture of the Jewish state s flag

Imam of China's biggest mosque killed in Xinjiang

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:52 PM

Xinjiang is home to China s mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority leading some people to believe the murder was planned

A general view of the Id Kah Mosque at dawn, with Chinese paramilitary police officers patroling the perimeter in Kashgar, western edge of China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

UN envoy warns of 'permanent segregation' in unrest-hit west Myanmar

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:45 PM

The United Nations human rights envoy to the country Yanghee Lee says there was a deplorable situation in displacement camps in Rakhine state where deadly clashes 2 years ago have left some 140 000 homeless