Covid-19 and Muslim Philanthropy in Indonesia: Technological and Theological Innovations

PRIO Policy Brief

Fauzia, Amelia & Kaja Borchgrevink (2022) Covid-19 and Muslim Philanthropy in Indonesia: Technological and Theological Innovations, PRIO Policy Brief, 11. Oslo: PRIO.

​Indonesia is home to the largest Muslim population in the world, with some 230 million Muslims out of a total population of 280 million. The initial spread of Covid-19 in March 2020 coincided with the start of the holy month of Ramadan. In order to prevent a rapid spread of the virus, restrictions were urgently placed on human interaction and movement, including those pertaining to religious rituals and practices. In this policy brief, we explore the role of religion in the Covid-19 response in Indonesia.

Authors

Amelia Fauzia

Amelia Fauzia

Visiting Researcher

Kaja Borchgrevink

Kaja Borchgrevink

Senior Researcher

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