When They Didn’t Turn the Other Cheek

AT one end of Jembatan II, a bridge connecting the Christian village of Ranononcu to the Muslim village of Gebang… Read More

The Hunter of Poso

ASWIR doesn’t know whether he had killed any Christians. All he knows is that when he was defending his home… Read More

Among the Believers

By Iwan Setiawan VIENTIANE – The university lecturer who wants to be known only as Khamvieng says it is a… Read More

Of Bars, Blessings, and Buddhist Youths

By Khan Sophirom VIENTIANE – Every morning at around six o’clock across this landlocked nation, Buddhist monks stream out of… Read More

The Abbot Is an Alien

HE looks so at home at a temple here in Vientiane that no one would suspect his homeland lies beyond… Read More

Are the Spirits Angry?

KAMPUNG STASS, SARAWAK – “So where are the spirits?” I ask Direp Nyoheng, a Bidayuh who arrived at the priestesses’… Read More

Muslimahs Speak Up

By Liezel Longboan JAKARTA – “You should wear a jilbab (headscarf), otherwise your hair will be burned in hell.” That… Read More

Educating Ayu

By Liezel Longboan JAKARTA — Depressed, lonely, sad: This was how Ayu Primasari used to feel during her first few… Read More