Buaya Kembar

— By Clara Summers — In the spirit of the Indonesiaful posts published in December 2015 and January 2016, we are pleased to publish yet another article written in bahasa Indonesia. The title, “Buaya Kembar,” translates to “Crocodile Twins.” Makalah ini pernah ditulis untuk kelas Bahasa Indonesia di University of Washington, Seattle, pada tahun 2012.…

Money and Religion: Islamic Finance in Indonesia

— By Christopher Linnan — Religion and banking usually make for uncomfortable bedfellows. This is especially true in regards to money lending because most holy books, especially the ones related to Abrahamic religions, i.e. the Torah, New Testament, and the Quran discourage and in some cases ban (i) the charging of interest on loans. Mainstream…