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CRCS Newsletter June 2018


The Center, in its partnership with the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, is proud to feature CRCS’ new newsletter. The monthly-published issues will be featured in the CSEAS newsletter and highlighted here on our website. Check out our Religion & Diversity Initiative page to see more publications from CRCS.

Read the June newsletter online here.

Ramadan Mubarak to all of our Muslim friends! This month we feature essays reflecting on the suicide bombings that occurred in Surabaya in mid-May. There is also an article on the International Day of Living Together in Peace observed on May 16th, a book review, and student reports of CRCS events. Finally, find the trailer for the new short documentary Our Land is the Sea, part of the Voicing Diversity Project, a collaboration between CRCS and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i Mānoa.

June Highlights



  • Coming soon: Our Land is the Sea – Our Land is the Sea/Air Tanahku is a 25-minute documentary about three generations of a Bajau family in Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia, who are navigating drastic cultural and environmental change. This is a collaboration with CSEAS.