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Many Asian nations are experiencing a revival of religion in public and political life
Religion is returning to public and political life in many Asian countries contrary to predictions about the inevitable decline of religion due to modernisation.
What is Islam? The highly contested debate about ‘Islam’ in Bangladeshi politics and culture
‘Islam’ in Bangladesh should be understood as a phenomenon with complex meanings.
Sydney’s imams and engagement with the religious ‘other’: sermons after the ‘Lindt Café Siege’
Muslims have taken on an active role to convey that Islam is a religion of peace.
Muslim communities in Australia and the ‘mainstreaming’ of outer-group suspicion and apprehension
Muslims tend to be characterised as the least desirable group of migrants and continue to be viewed with suspicion and apprehension.
Indonesian vigilantes are voicing a conservative Islam, but they are not becoming terrorists. (Terjemahan Bahasa Indonesia)
Members of Islamic street gangs mostly have no religious credentials, and don’t aim to establish an Islamic state.