Idul Fitri: On mercy and compassion

The two chosen for the most recited verse that is read before every faithful Muslim starts doing positive things is God’s attributes of being beneficent (rahman) and merciful (rahim).

Muslim-Christian interaction in 17th-century Southeast Asia

A report of the Wednesday Forum presentation by Barbara Andaya, professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

CRCS 2018 Intersession Courses

CRCS welcomes graduate students and the public to enroll in our 2018 intersession courses.

Terrorism from the perspective of identity politics

“Terrorism is born out of an identity crisis as a result of a complex situation that has made the terrorists unable to behave like normal people.”

A Prayer for the Wounds of Surabaya

A prayer recited in conclusion of UGM’s “Act of Concern Confronting Terrorism” event held at Balairung UGM on 14 May 2018.

The apocalyptic logic behind suicide bombings

What kind of parents could strap bombs onto their children’s bodies and lead them to commit suicide together? What kind of logic implanted in their minds?