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CRCS Newsletter August 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 August newsletter online here.

This month’s newsletter features a link to the book Costly Tolerance and its review; an essay on the controversy over objects of cultural heritage in Minahasa; notes from the Religion and Human Rights CRCS intersession course; and a review of a CRCS thesis. The newsletter also features information about the launch of the film Our Land is the Sea on August 8th!

August Highlights



  • Our Land is the Sea/Air Tanahku premiere on Aug 8
    • Our Land is the Sea or Air Tanahku, a short documentary about three generations of a Bajau family in South Sulawesi facing drastic environmental and cultural change, will premier August 8th, 2018, at 6.30 pm at @america, Pacific Place Mall, Level 3, Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Jakarta. This film screening is free and open to the public.

  • CRCS-ICRS Wednesday Forum
    • The CRCS-ICRS Wednesday Forum for the upcoming semester will resume in late August. The Wednesday Forum is a weekly discussion held every Wednesday at 1 pm at the Graduate School building of UGM during the active semester. We are seeking applications from speakers interested in presenting on religion-related topics in English.