Tag Archives: Religious Freedom | October 6 2017

Neighboring Indonesian Mosque, Church Foster Friendship Amid Religious Tensions

Outside the Sunda Kelapa Grand Mosque in Jakarta. The mosque and the church coordinate to share parking spaces during their busiest services. Photo: Kemal Jufri for The New York Times

JAKARTA, Indonesia — On a tree-lined side street in the Indonesian capital sits a colonial-era Protestant church with rustic wooden pews and stained-glass windows, and an antique pipe organ built into a large wall behind the altar. Across the street is a modern, 100,000-square-foot mosque with towering arches at its entrances and a cavernous prayer area laid wall-to-wall with red ... Read More »