Religion & Diversity Initiative
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, to bring you insightful writing by CRCS staff exploring a wide range of issues related to religion and diversity across Indonesia. Funding from the CSEAS U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant supports the English translations of many of these writings.
On this page you will find the list of CRCS publications, as well as an archive of its monthly newsletter.
Current & Past Publications
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2018 Collaboration: Voicing Diversity
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In collaboration with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii (CSEAS UHM), CRCS will be shooting three short films on religious diversity in various locations around Indonesia in 2018. These films are supported by a grant from the US Department of Education as part of the Religion and Diversity Initiative. This project is aimed at creating educational resources on diversity in Southeast Asia for educational institutions in the US and Indonesia. The finished products will be hosted on the CRCS and CSEAS websites and along with resources that will assist educators to include these media products in developing lesson plans or public discussions.
The first episode of the film series will begin production in March of 2018 in Wakitobi National Park. Video journalist and creator of the Global Workshop Matt Colaciello and CRCS faculty member Kelli Swazey will work with the Bajau village of Sampela to document how the community’s Islamic identity and their indigenous religious practices informs their relationship with the ocean environment of their home in the Tukang Besi archipelago.
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