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Central Java: fatwa against Catholic schools, "forbidden" to Muslims
In a "controversial" statement, the local Ulema Council in Tegal said that such schools are haram, "morally unsound." Politics and local authorities have fuelled the controversy for electoral advantage. However, the families of Muslim students have defended the schools, claiming the right to free choice in matters of education.
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Christian groups claim right to manage their own schools
Under the new law, which comes into effect on July 1, one quarter of boards of directors must be named by outside groups.
Central Java, Muslim student lauds confessional harmony of Catholic campus
The testimony of Satya Tantra, a Muslim student at the Catholic University of Soegijapranata, attending Aseaccu event. A "wonderful opportunity" to an "inclusive" experience on a religious, human and social level. With him, a young Catholic, who sees possibility of a "society in which Muslims, Christians and Buddhists live happily together."
For Indonesian Ulema, Christmas and New Year are "haram" and should not be celebrated
The leaders of the Islamic movement in Banda Aceh rail against the upcoming holidays, which are typical of "Western and Roman culture." Their nature "does not belong to the spirit of Islam." They also issue warnings to Christians, who must "respect" sharia, and hotels, which must not organise celebrations or balls.
Central Java: Thousands of Muslims attack three churches, an orphanage and a Christian centre
Parish priest of Catholic Church badly beaten. A police vehicle torched and the court Temanggung destroyed. The wrath of the crowd unleashed over a blasphemy sentence deemed to lenient (5 years in prison instead of death penalty).
Indonesian Catholics raise money through Facebook to treat the poor
In two months, a Franciscan nun, using the social network and email, raised the money needed to treat a young man. The first initiative dates to 2002 when she raised money for urgent treatment for a young Muslim. Support and aid for the faithful of all religions.
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