After a teacher was killed and schools were burned recently, students plead for both teacher security and a safe place to learn.
Violence is un-Islamic and extremists twist the meaning of jihad, residents say.
Rival coalitions and presidential tickets are largely in place ahead of the July 9th election.
Many were surprised by Malaysia's recent arrest of a member of the East African terror group.
Violent acts in southern Thailand disrupt thousands of lives and harm Islam's name.
Once unable to walk, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih recently marched in Jakarta for workers' rights while her former employer goes on trial in Hong Kong.
The notion of establishing an Islamic state in Indonesia is contrary to the Pancasila spirit of pluralism, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said.
"We cannot stop people from thinking, but we can balance the thoughts," Gadjah Madu University professor tells Khabar Southeast Asia in an interview.
The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) decry the West African fundamentalist group's mass kidnapping of children.
BNPT conducts special training as one of its efforts to safeguard the presidential election.
Vocational school in Yala trains students for careers in culinary arts and hospitality within the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
All level of society must join the fight to protect its most vulnerable members, advocates say.
Indonesia commemorates first Labour Day holiday.
The new group aggressively recruited at universities, religious classes and through social media; sent members to train in Syria, reports say.
The Indonesian government is warning pilgrims about a viral respiratory disease that spread rapidly in Saudi Arabia in recent weeks.
"Our neutrality will keep our country secure during the election," a Nahdlatul Ulama leader says.
The spice trade creates more jobs in the Indonesian province, bringing workers from different faiths together.
The series in southern Thailand opens important discussions on topics beyond religion.
Balun village welcomes people of different faiths.
It is forbidden for Muslims to kill other Muslims, but al-Qaeda-linked groups are allegedly doing so in Syria.
A new Anti-Shia National Alliance is "hate speech" that could compromise national security, critics say.
Many were surprised Malaysia's recent arrest of a member of the East African terror group.