International Seminar on The Dynamics of Middle Class Muslim in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand

The Institute of Southeast Asian Islam (ISAIs) in collaboration with UIN Sunan Kalijaga Faculty of Da’wah and Communication will host an International Seminar on The Dynamics of Middle Class Muslim in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 14:00 to 16:00 in the Theatrical Hall of Faculty of Da’wah and Communication Science. The seminar will invite speakers [...]

Islam, public policy, and social transformation in southeast asia

Religion cannot be separated from the dynamics of relations between state and society. From there the various interesting aspects will emerge such as multidimensional politics, public policy, and social change in its relation to the contemporary forms of religion, religious communities, practical thinking, and ethos. In the context of Southeast Asia, it is undeniable that in this region Islam is related to the demography of [...]

Indonesia must mainstream local wisdom to tackle intolerance: Expert Said

The Indonesian government needs to equip its development policies with a cultural strategy, which can mainstream local wisdom that is rich with the spirit of tolerance, to prevent the rapidly growing intolerance movements, an expert has said. “All this time, the government has never had a cultural strategy, which aims to make its people ready to face changes in the society, which is getting more plural,” said [...]

Researching on Female Islamic Leadership in Southeast Asia

On Friday April 7th 2017, Institute of Southeast Asian Islam (ISAIs) cooperating with Center for Gender Mainstreaming and Children’s Rights (P2GHA)  UIN Sunan Kalijaga invited David Kloos, Ph.D, a postdoctoral researcher specializing in the history and anthropology of Islam in Southeast Asia at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV). He presented his main research project, titled ‘Seeing is believing: Female [...]

Public Discussion “Religion and Society in Southeast Asia”, 22 June 2016, ISAIS-UIN Sunan Kalijaga

BACKGROUND It is commonly held that European colonization and the efforts to modernize Muslim lands challenged Islam and undermined local custom, and that Islamization was generally opposed to European ideas and technologies and rejected local beliefs and practices. While colonial historiographies tend to focus on the influence of European actors, Muslim nationalist and postcolonial scholars emphasize Muslim and native agencies. In the Netherlands East Indies [...]