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New religious education bill in Indonesia requires registration of Sunday schools

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World Watch Monitor Christians in Indonesia are opposing a new religious education bill that will require them to obtain government approval for holding Sunday schools or confirmation classes, reports the Catholic news site UCAN. The draft bill prescribes that these classes can only be offered if there are at least 15 participants and the organiser has […]

Indonesia sees reduction in religious freedom violations, says report

World Watch Monitor Indonesia saw fewer violations of religious freedom in 2017 than the year before, a national human rights group said this week, although it said it remained concerned about “the politicisation of religious and social differences”. In its 2017 Report on Religious Freedom and Religious Minorities in Indonesia, the Setara Institute said state actors (government, […]