Wednesday Forum, 29 Nov 2017. Speaker: Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta, grantee of the Contending Modernities project.
Wednesday Forum, Nov 1, 2017. Speaker: Evi Sutrisno, PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Washington.
The overly optimistic view regarding the prospects for Indonesia's religious democracy needs to be qualified.
Sebagai salah satu pusat iman Kekristenan, Kenaikan Yesus selaiknya menjadi momen refleksi. Salah satunya tentang pesan Yesus sebelum naik meninggalkan para murid-Nya.
The government’s reason in its move to disband Hizbut Tahir Indonesia, claimed to have an ideology that contradicts Pancasila, should remind us of the “Pancasila as the sole foundation” politics of the authoritarian New Order regime.
Anang G Alfian | CRCS | Wednesday Forum Report
As a product of the globalized world, social media have created a virtual space of communication and interaction. Many people use it with enthusiasm as it helps humans build communication and connectivity much faster than ever before. On the other hand, many consider this phenomenon a challenge for living ethically and productively.
Dealing with this topic, Wednesday Forum on February 9th 2017 held a discussion on “wefies” (group self-portraits posted on social media) in relation to the Islamic concept of riya’ (showing off piety). The two speakers, Fatimah Husein, currently teaching at CRCS/ICRS as well as UIN Sunan Kalijaga, and Martin Slama of the Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, presented the emerging phenomenon of online piety in Indonesia, especially on how Muslims rethink riya’ in today’s popular “wefie” culture. The presentation was based on Husein’s article titled “The Revival of Riya’: Displaying Muslim Piety Online in Indonesia” which has been submitted for a virtual issue of American Ethnologist and Slama’s research project on “Islamic (Inter)Faces of the Internet: Emerging Socialities and Forms of Piety in Indonesia” funded by the Austrian Science Fund.