Perspective

NU’s policy on ‘kafir’: Not new, but important

A review of Nahdlatul Ulama’s call for an end to addressing non-Muslims as “kafir”, an appeal arising from its recent national conference in West Java.

Islamists’ appropriation of Pancasila

The attempt to understand the Islamists’ reasoning of Pancasila is important. Yet one should ask, what were the conditions that enabled and constrained such reasoning?

Uncovering FPI’s alliance with Soeharto’s children in 2019

Rizieq Shihab, who condemned the New Order regime, has called the Soeharto’s children-led Berkarya Party a “nationalist, Pancasilaist” party.

2019 elections: Pancasila contested

Closer to the general elections this April, the rhetoric of Islamic-leaning parties of both the incumbent’s and the challenger’s camps implies as if Pancasila serves their aspirations more than those of secular parties.  

RUU Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual: Mengapa Dipermasalahkan?

Yang tidak bisa diraih semuanya, jangan tinggalkan semuanya.

How moderate has Ma’ruf Amin become?

Six month after his appointment, Ma’ruf Amin appears to confirm the inclusion-moderation theory. But a closer look suggests it has yet to be the case.