#UWRF16 – Paradise Revisited a Panel Discussion

The panel was tasked with considering the proposition that: From busloads of tourists and bustling beaches, to Balinese Hinduism and a global voice, Bali is a place that knows how to adapt. This is a summary of my introductory comments and a little more that there was insufficient time to express. As the only foreigner … Continue reading #UWRF16 – Paradise Revisited a Panel Discussion

#Indonesia: unexpected journeys of an accidental religious peddler

Arriving in Indonesia again wasn't as I'd expected. For starters, my luggage was brimming with religious artifacts of various sorts. More by accident than design,  several circumstances had arisen that might have led a customs officer to assume I wasn't a holiday maker but some sort of religious peddler. An old Indonesian friend, a Roman … Continue reading #Indonesia: unexpected journeys of an accidental religious peddler

Pancasila and Religious Tolerance in Contemporary #Indonesia

Today is the Feast of the Nativity in the old Orthodox Christian calendar and last night I attended an Orthodox Liturgy celebrating Christmas at the Holy Trinity Orthodox church in Solo, Central Java.  For me this has been a very special journey because I’ve returned to Indonesia, for the first time since the Bali Bombings … Continue reading Pancasila and Religious Tolerance in Contemporary #Indonesia