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Jakarta Election Results in Vote of Confidence for Pluralism

[Read this article directly on The Common Ground News.] [Baca artikel ini dalam versi berbahasa Indonesia di The Common Ground News.] by Jennie S. Bev Santa Clara, California - In September, Jakarta had its local elections for governor and vice governor, an historic...

Agama dalam Cengkeraman Pemerintah

Download BHINNEKA Agama Dalam Cengkeraman Pemerintah PDF oleh Jennie S. Bev Sila pertama Pancasila “KeTuhanan yang Maha Esa” gembar-gembornya sudah berhasil menjaga keberagaman budaya dan kepercayaan di Indonesia.  Benarkah ini? Indonesia hanya mengakui enam...

Bridging peoples and cultures with dual citizenship

by Jennie S. Bev Last August, Dino Patti Djalal, the Indonesian ambassador to the United States, sent an email to Indonesians living there containing an open letter and a photograph of him and his family with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office. The email is...

Remembering the May 1998 Tragedy

by Jennie S. Bev Every May, my mood becomes somber. Thirteen years ago, in 1998, mobs destroyed, torched, and looted Chinese-Indonesians’ business and personal properties. My parent’s house in Central Jakarta was literally saved by a mosque, as the mob backed down...

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