The Indonesia Grand Sangha Conference (KASI) has called for an end to intercommunal violence and is organising deliveries of aid to Burmese refugees displaced by the clashes.
Some say the recent uptick in violence against religious minorities could have harmful effects on the economy.
With Kartini Day as a backdrop, Total E&P Indonesie sent four female employees to Morocco to participate in a women-only motor rally in March.
The regional body is seeking to establish standards and close loopholes affecting human rights in member states.
During a state visit to Burma, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urges resolution of communal violence there, and says Indonesia is ready to help.
Residents of all faiths want to work hard to preserve the tradition of co-existence they enjoy on the island.
Despite some recent incidents of sectarian conflict, the government maintains the country has a tolerant society.
Several houses of worship in Indonesia have been closed or torn down because they lacked the required approval. But some say even mainstream mosques are usually built without a permit.
Members of Indonesia's largest Muslim organisation join the protest calling for the protection of religious freedom.
An unusual congregation in front of the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta was an apparent effort to refocus attention on growing religious tensions in West Java.
Malaysian Hindus set sights on a new house of worship in their country's seat of government.
Religious leaders, academics and regular citizens call for increased dialogue in order to foster co-existence and better relations among the country's faiths.
The OIC says Islam does not support the practice and the UN has condemned it. What stance will Indonesia take?
Lax enforcement of a 2008 law enshrining rights for people with disabilities is preventing them from living independently or being welcomed fully into society.
The annual Imlek celebrations were an occasion to promote Indonesia's diverse cultural tapestry.
Food, medical services and security have been halted for victims of sectarian violence who are refusing relocation offers.
Most Indonesian Muslims are moderate. Can they protect pluralism amid rising signs of religious intolerance?
Donations flow in and social media plays a role as Jakartans rally to help flood victims.
A Muslim scholar is among those expressing doubt that the prohibition will make women safer.
Members of the Islamic Youth Movement helped provide security during Christmas celebrations in Madiun.
Locals call for insurgents to lay down their arms and help build a better quality of life in the Deep South.
Intolerance among youth and erroneous notions of jihad are driving an alarming trend, says a local NGO that is seeking to combat the problem.
A convicted terrorist's decision to escape by donning women's garb is "embarrassing" and disrespectful to Islam, scholars say. It has also led to new screening rules at prisons where militants are incarcerated.
Lawmakers of many countries pledge their commitment to religious tolerance and discuss how their institutions can promote it.
Friendship and tolerance characterise Sunni-Shia relations in a port region proud of its history of tolerance.
Funding is running low and boredom is setting in for the Shia Muslims sheltering in a sports facility in Sampang since a mob burned their homes in late August.
The gurdwara, the largest in Southeast Asia, offers a variety of services, as well as tranquillity and togetherness, to local Sikhs and people from other faiths.
Publicly called a prostitute, teen girl apparently chose death to escape the humiliation.
A team of legal experts says judges' verdict was based on allegations, not evidence, in the test case for Indonesia's Shia community
While upholding the right of Muslims to voice outrage against a film deemed offensive to Islam, clerics and political leaders have been calling for the protests to steer clear of violence.
An Indonesian humanitarian mission reached Burma's Rakhine state on August 30th with sarongs, hygiene kits and blankets for Muslims and Buddhists affected by recent violence.
Top figures urge the government to eliminate the misperception that Shia is not a legitimate branch of Islam.
East Java's governor has vowed to prosecute perpetrators after the second attack on a Shia community in nine months.
Hymn of praise and call to prayer mingle without conflict in this part of Tanjung Priok where church and mosque co-exist as neighbours.
Victims of domestic violence in Jombang find sympathetic listeners and learn new skills at the Independent Women's Forum (FPM).
Efforts to practice charity during Islam's holy month can mean easy money for itinerants who flock to neighbourhoods around the capital.
Lacking privacy and adequate sanitation while facing an uncertain future, Muslims and Christians alike suffer in temporary shelters after the latest sectarian violence in Ambon, Indonesia.
In the Dieng Plateau, local traditions are preserved and Islamic beliefs are practiced. Locals say the combination is essential to their identity.
Indonesia's president expressed his pride at seeing Muslims and Christians work together to host the National Qur'an Recital Competition in Ambon.
Wearing jeans or shorts could lead to a public caning as Banda Aceh authorities launch stricter enforcement of Sharia-inspired regulations on clothing. Some say their personal liberty is under attack.
Leaving one's family is hard but necessary decision for many Indonesian women who struggle to make ends meet.
Hundreds of people stage a protest in Bangunsari, declaring that Islam is a religion of tolerance and harmony.
Thailand approves massive payout to Deep South victims
Little Monsters dance and dress away their disappointment over the Lady Gaga concert cancellation at a Jakarta fashion event.
Religious leaders from across different faiths insist the country's tradition of religious harmony remains intact, despite the actions of some militant groups.
The West Java town of Tasikmalaya plans to enforce head coverings and other sharia rules by setting up a special police force. Critics see a threat to civil liberties.
Indonesia's reputation for pluralism and diversity is under threat by militant ideologues and their supporters, civil liberties activists say.
Involving local communities in decisions that affect their well-being has helped defuse grievances and may be tied to a reduction in violence by a Muslim rebel group, experts say.
Tens of thousands of fans are outraged, but conservative Muslim groups say Lady Gaga does not belong in Indonesia.
The focus is on harmony and tolerance as the country's Buddhists – along with visitors from across the globe – gather at the famed Borobudur temple.
Allegedly forced into slave labour and beaten into compliance, one man flags down the Thai Marine Police and secures freedom for himself and seven companions.
Amid increased harassment of Shia Muslims and other religious minorities, the country's moderate Muslim organisations are calling for tolerance.
Indonesian police ask minority groups to "give up" to avoid conflict, rather than protecting their rights, legislator charges.
Smuggled migrants may find themselves enslaved, if they are lucky enough to survive the trip.
Khabar Southeast Asia spoke with Malaysian maritime enforcement official Captain Ibrahim Mohamed about a recently foiled attempt to smuggle Pakistani migrants.
The visiting Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation had sharp words for the Islamic Defenders' Front, an Indonesian group that has raised a furor with its strong-arm tactics.
Male-female interactions are strictly limited under Shariah law, applied in the western province since 2003.
Death is at stake as social media users defend and denounce a Saudi journalist who tweeted about the Prophet Muhammad.
Locals relish the feeling of community that prevailed during the celebrations, while questioning if the 1Malaysia policy is enough to restore the goodwill that once existed.
Across Java, many young Indonesians are contributing to the local economy, using their skills and creativity, and materials readily available in their communities. For some, those activities have opened doors to national and even global markets.