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The relevancy of research on tribal groups

WHY RESEARCH ON TRIBAL GROUPS IS RELEVANT TO SOLVE CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS Following the demise of the Suharto Regime in May 1998 in Indonesia, the era of reform (reformasi, 1998-2002) heralded democratization, regional autonomy, and decentralization. In the aftermath of the era of reform, I observe that questions of identity and purpose transform increasingly into a crisis of ethics and values […]

Inner Baduy Man and son

New strategic culture for peace and a green world

New strategic cultural for peace and green world by Alix Landmann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at wiwitan.org. It seems conflict over power and resources, inequality, and poverty are the predominant reality. Peace, or the process of adjustment between interests, capabilities, and wills of individuals and […]


The Study of Religion – Thoughts on Approaches

 The Study of Religion – Thoughts on Approaches by Alexandra Landmann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at wiwitan.org published in Journal of Religious Culture, Institute for Irenics, Frankfurt, No 177: http://web.uni-frankfurt.de/irenik/relkultur177.pdf What is culture? Emphasizing process and practices, I use the term culture to describe shared but […]


In Retrospect: Training Program on Indonesian Hinduism PART II

From February 24, 2013 until March 8, 2013 the first ever organized Training Program on Indonesian Hinduism has convened satisfactorily. The Post  displays the initiation ritual (mewintenan) to be performed prior to taking up Hindu studies and our day trip to Bedugul and Jati-Luwih.   The six participation have been: Dr Leonard C. Epafras (Indonesia), Julia Linder (Germany), Alberto Leon (Mexico), Dr […]