Asia Religious Freedom Project


Indonesian police charge hard-line cleric

Police have charged the leader of Indonesia's most notorious hard-line Islamist group,Muhammad Rizieq Syihab, with insulting the country's near-sacred state ideology of Pancasila and its founding father President Sukarno. Read more at



Chinese student converts lose their new religion

A large number of Chinese students who converted to Christianity while studying abroad are leaving their faith after returning to China because of the difficulty in adjusting to their home country's religious environment. Read more at