Feeling Threatened
Feeling Threatened
Muslim-Christian Relations in Indonesia’s New Order
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Contents - 6 List of Abbreviations - 10 Acknowledgements - 14 Introduction - 17 Ch.1: From Cooperation to Conflict - 22 Ch.2: Against Christianisation - 58 Ch.3: Against The Islamic State - 106 Ch.4: Religion, Familiy Law and the State - 158 Ch.5: Religion, Culture and Education - 208 Ch.6: Inter-religious Dialogue - 252 Conclusion - 300 Notes - 310 Bibliography - 378 Dutch Summary - 422 Curriculum Vitae - 426

A. Mujiburrahman

Feeling Threatened

Muslim-Christian Relations in Indonesia’s New Order

Muslim-Christian relations were an important element of the social and political dynamics of Indonesia and an ever-sensitive subject of government policy during the New Order period (1966-1998). Tense relations and mutual suspicions between Indonesia’s Muslim majority and its significant Christian minority were reflected in Christian fear of Muslim efforts to turn the country into an Islamic state and Muslim anxieties about domestic Christian missionary activities. At first the regime made heavyhanded efforts to contain inter-religious conflict, but its attitude towards vocal Muslim groups shifted from suppression to accommodation. State and private institutions organized talks between the two communities, but they proved ineffective at improving Muslim-Christian relations. These socio-political developments in turn contributed to violence coloured by Islamic and Christian sentiments after the fall of the regime.

A. Mujiburrahman

Mujiburrahman was als AIO van 2001 tot 2005 aan het ISIM verbonden. Hij is nu docent aan het State Institute of Islamic Studies Antasari in Banjarmasin, Indonesia