At the constitutive first meeting of ASAKKIA, the Association of Christian Islamogists of Indonesia in Kupang, 9-10 December 2013, there was a surprising number of five members from Sulawesi. In the previous series on Catholics we discussed already Damianus Pongoh. The others were nearly all students of Olaf ASchumann, b. 1938 and still active. Schumann is now teaching in Sabah, the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo, but prepares a home in Bali, in cool Bedugul. He is still supporting students who want to take a PhD in Islam.
For her PhD she works on the theme of Muslim Women in the Civil Society of Indonesia. She selected three women.
Above, right, is Indu Y. Panggalo, who lives in Rante Pao, at the office of the Toraja Church. He studied Arabic in Tunesia in the 1980s, was also for some time in Hamburg with Olaf Schumann and for a period also in Leiden. His dissertation work was with the SEAGSTH: Southeast Graduate School of Theology. He wrote a dissertation under Olaf Schumann with the theme of dhimmi. He concentrated on sources about the Ottoman Empire.