· Anthropocene

The conversion away from forest faiths in maritime Southeast Asia is not merely of historical interest; it is still ongoing and not all of them are entirely voluntary. Indonesian forest communities are in a peculiarly vulnerable position because since the 1970s, indigenous faiths have been excluded from the list of six official state religions.

The BBC has a recent documentary about the Orang Rimba/Kubu community in South Sumatra that highlights how opportunities to move forward are tied to the religion that they adhered to. A podcast version is also available under their Heart and Soul series here.

 

Photo source: BBC

The BBC has a recent documentary about the Orang Rimba/Kubu community in South Sumatra that highlights how opportunities to move forward are tied to the religion that they adhered to. A podcast version is also available under their Heart and Soul series here.

Photo source: BBC

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