Firdaus sits across the table from me at a burger bar in one of central Jakarta’s glitzy malls. Next to us is a store selling Lamborghinis and a mosque sits across the road. “In all honesty, I don’t think Indonesia has ever been ready to be multicultural,” he says as he picks at his chips. “For as long as I can remember, there have always problems for us minorities here.”

Firdaus is a young, outspoken activist from Indonesia’s Ahmadiyya community, a small movement of Islam with around 400,000 adherents scattered across the archipelago. “Both my parents were Javanese,” he says. “My father was an Ahmadiyya priest and I was born in Garut, West Java. But as the son of a missionary I spent my childhood moving from village to village across the Island.”

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Dimas Haryo

Dimas Haryo is an illustrator from Indonesia. On a daily basis, he works as an Interior Designer, and he does illustration in his spare time. He explores his style on 3D low-poly artwork, also two dimensional cut-out in 3D and AR environment. Drop a hi at dimasharyo@outlook.com or visit https://www.behance.net/dimasharyow for his works.

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Maxwell Lowe is an Australian freelance journalist whose work focuses on international security and religion. He is the editor of the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy's student publication, The Monsoon Project. You can find him tweeting at @maqueslowe.