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The Myth of Pluralism: Nahdlatul Ulama and the Politics of Regligious Tolerence in Indonesia

Mietzner, Marcus; Muhtadi, Burhanuddin


In much of the scholarly literature, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, is recognized as a defender of religious tolerance and pluralism. This is to no small extent the result of how NU has portrayed itself and its actions-including during the 2019 presidential elections, when it professed to have aligned with incumbent president Joko Widodo in order to keep Islamist groups from power. In this article, we analyse the attitudes of NU followers towards religious...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Contemporary Southeast Asia
DOI: 10.1355/cs42-1c


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