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Idul Fitri 2011

Happy Idul Fitri Mohon maaf lahir dan batin. May these joyous days bring happiness for you and your family.

By: Jack Lato & Emma Kwee Idul Fitri is the most important day on the Islamic calendar. Cleansed and a few pounds lighter, millions of Indonesians return home...

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Bali’s Galungan food 26 December-5 January

By: Mila Shwaiko I was born on the day before Galungan, the most important religious festival in the Balinese calendar, which marks the ten-day period when deified...

Dressed for Idul Fitri, By: Syazana Nur

Ramadhan & Idul Fitri

By: Syazana Nur Ramadhan is not only a community binding ritual, it is also a personal journey. In this article Syazana from Malaysia shares her childhood memories...

Agustini Lebaran

“What will you do during Lebaran?”

By: Rani Yunus Ramadhan ends tomorrow and the upcoming Idul Fitri end-of-fasting month  — in Indonesia known as Lebaran, will last two days. The whole nation begins...

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Re: Christianity in Indonesia – 2

Indonesia has become steadily more Islamic since Suharto's second term, notwithstanding the pseudo-secular Megawati (who actually aligned the PDI-P with the PPP and...

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Re: Christianity in Indonesia – 1

A 12th Century Christian Egyptian record of churches suggest that a church was established in Barus, on the west coast of North Sumatra, a trading post known to have...

Baros, on the west coast of Sumatra

Christianity in Indonesia

By: Antony Sutton No-one can be quite sure when Christianity first reached the Indonesian archipelago. The earliest hint comes from a kind of handbook for early...

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A Green Hajj?

By: Kafil Yamin 300.000 Indonesian Muslims, along with around 3 million pilgrims, return from Mecca annually and leave behind 100 million plastic bottles. Unless...

Rambo 2, SBY, Idul Adha

Idul Adha & the Inevitable End of Rambo 2

By: Jacobus E. Lato In the last two years, Idul Adha in Indonesia has meant the end for Rambo. Last year Rambo 1 was killed and today Rambo 2 was bitterly slain. It...

Idul Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice

Idul Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice...