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'Freedom Of Religion' In Indonesia: Some Thoughts From An International Perspective

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This chapter provides input on several aspects of the extremely complex human right of religious freedom. This complexity contains elements of law (both national and international), political science, social and cultural aspects, and of course religion - in general, but mission studies in particular. The chapter elaborates on freedom of religion as it developed and has been understood as a human right in international law. Western and Islamic interpretations of human rights differ, with consequences for Indonesian interpretation. The chapter then focuses on the special case of Indonesia. It examines the ongoing discussion as to whether or not the country should be an Islamic state, starting with the Jakarta Charter debate at the time of the country's independence. Finally, the chapter offers some reflections on the current situation and the possible roads to take with respect to this recurring issue in connection with the state's chosen ideology and principles of philosophy.

Keywords: human rights; Indonesian Islam; international law; Jakarta Charter; religious freedom



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