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    • AirAsia Passengers Remembered With Prayer in Surabaya Churches - WSJ
      The city of 3.1 million people is second-largest in Indonesia, which is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Fewer than 10% of Indonesia’s 240 million people are Christians. Surabaya’s relatively affluent, small and close-knit community of Christians, mostly from the ethnic Chinese minority, was hit hard by the crash
    • An Ethnic Chinese Christian, Breaking Barriers in Indonesia - The New York Times
      A former mining consultant, Mr. Basuki first ran for office in 2005, winning a local election on his native island of Belitung, off the southeast coast of Sumatra, in a district where 93 percent of the voters were Muslim. “I asked them why they wanted me to run, because I am of Chinese descent and a Christian,” he recalled of the local residents who approached him. “They said, ‘We don’t care — we know who you are. We know your character.’ ”

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