Guiding and Hoping for a Better Future After the Indonesian Terror Attacks

Guiding and Hoping for a Better Future After the Indonesian Terror Attacks

[Jakarta, LTTW] All Muslims in the world have united as Eid al-Fitr had finally come after a holy month full of fasting. The celebration could be seen as a moment of brood ...
Animal “Rights” or Human Obligation

Animal “Rights” or Human Obligation

Animal “rights” has been a debatable issue for decades. It covers wide areas of animal-human relationship. Last year, the issue extended into the art world in an incident where The Guggenheim Museum ...
Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi presents moral vision in age of crisis

Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi presents moral vision in age of crisis

At inaugural event in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Distinguished Buddhist Lecture Series, Bhikku Bodhi applies Buddhist ethics to today's social problems. The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi called for solidarity, love, compassion, and ...
The Enigma of Burning Yourself Alive

The Enigma of Burning Yourself Alive

In Ben Arous, Tunisia, Tarek-el Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi stood in front of the local governor’s office after a policewoman confiscated his fruit cart and also gave him a beating. What came next ...
Women Against the Odds

Women Against the Odds

[Jakarta, LTTW] First thing first, although a little late, Happy International Women’s Day! It is very important for us to mull over and appreciate the role of women in establishing and nurturing ...
Sword to the Stomach: Seppuku and the Case of Altruistic Suicide

Sword to the Stomach: Seppuku and the Case of Altruistic Suicide

If you ever watched a samurai film , you probably would have seen harakiri - a suicide act by thrusting a dagger or short sword to oneself for the purpose of retaining ...
The Sex Workers Who are Stopping HIV

The Sex Workers Who are Stopping HIV

Sex workers in Mozambique are providing health support to those at the margins of society. They face political and financial challenges, but against the odds they are helping thousands. Jules Montague reports ...
Akram Khan’s Giselle

Akram Khan’s Giselle

Bridging Two Different Centuries in a Refreshing WayAkram Khan’s Giselle returns to Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London on 20 – 23 September 2017 after its successful performances last year. Performed by English National ...
The Freedom of Taking Your Own Life

The Freedom of Taking Your Own Life

Suicide stories surround me everywhere – my colleague, two sisters in Bandung, a broken hearted man who filmed it live, a local social media celebrity, to international artists that surprises the whole ...
I Am Human living in Diversity

I Am Human living in Diversity

"Thanks to J. M Basquiat who inspired me and people who fight against Racism, let’s keep the equality in humanity ...” - Adikara Rachman, 2017[LttW, Jakarta]. In recent years, diversity that was ...
give and serve

How religion motivates people to give and serve

David King, Indiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisSaturday, August 19 is World Humanitarian Day – a time to remember the tremendous humanitarian need around the world. The stark reality is that the world is ...
Equality in Diversity

Equality in Diversity

[Jakarta, LTTW] Diversity has become a daily vocabulary in society, but lately it is perceived more as a threat. The 21st Century that we live in is yet to decide how diversity ...
Civil March for Aleppo

Civil March to end Human Tragedy in Aleppo

Humanitarian activists began their daring steps yesterday to end the war in Aleppo, Syria. The walk started in Berlin and headed for Aleppo. It is going to be the longest march ever ...
Fragile Human

Fragile Human

LTTW, Jakarta. People say that a picture tells thousands of words, so to respond to the mounting, LTTW presents a visual work by Adikara that confront the frightening issue ...
same-sex marriage

#LoveWins: the US Supreme Court declares same-sex marriages legal

The US Supreme Court effectively declares same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. What does this mean, legally and culturally, to the World? [Jakarta, LTTW] In a development of anti-discriminatory laws & ...
racism

If there is only one human race, then why are humans still racist?

[Jakarta, LTTW] We are today, as a globalized humanity, plagued by hate among fellow men, hate upon each other. One form of this manifest hate is fueled by a fear and loathing ...
Nelson Mandela

Obituary, Nelson Mandela

[CNN, PBS, RHYTHM, LTTW] The whole world is grieving. Nelson Mandela, a figure who was and is often associated with human’s deepest desire toward peace, has left us all. South Africa's current ...
Daniel Barenboim, Turns 70

Daniel Barenboim, Turns 70

[Jakarta, LttW] The Middle East conflict that flared up and caused civilian casualties on both sides in just recent days has ended with ceasefire. According to Al-jazeera, Israel and Hamas agree to ...
The Ignored Aceh Narrative

The Ignored Aceh Narrative

Arts as a Point of Entry On July 21st, 2005, as Banda Aceh’s air burns us, a group of people with their disciplines and unique skills sit huddled tightly in a van heading ...