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Dismantling churches, dismantling Islam

Aan Anshori**
Tebuireng, Jombang

Three churches in Jambi were recently forced to close by the municipality due primarily to pressure from Islamic organizations, including the local branches of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), as well as the Jambi Interfaith Communication Forum (FKUB).

The official reason for the closures of the Indonesian Huria Christian Church (HKI), Indonesian Methodist Church (GMI) and the Assemblies of God Church (GSJA) cited a permit for public worship. City authorities had apparently taken into account that the churches had been established for more than 10 years and that they had already applied for the permit, although no permit had been granted to date.

This situation calls to mind the worsening situation for the Christian community in Indonesia. According to the Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI), more than 1,000 churches have been closed in the last 20 years.

My own data shows that under the administrations of …

MELINDUNGI KEHORMATAN

Press Rilis Jaringan Islam Antidiskriminasi terkait Intervensi Militer terhadap Pembatalan Seminar Sejarah di Universitas Negeri Malang 24 Oktober 2018.

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Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

Mimbar kemerdekaan akademik terus mengalami cobaan dan penodaan. Kali ini terjadi pada rencana seminar sejarah yang siselenggarakan di Universitas Negeri. Acara yang sedianya dihelat 24 Oktober ditunda tanpa batas waktu. Penundaan ini terjadi sebagai akibat dari intervensi militer setempat -Korem dan Kodim- kepada pihak kampus. Kedua institusi militer tersebut dikabarkan sukses memaksa panitia untuk "menunda" acara sampai batas yang tidak pasti.

https://historia.id/modern/articles/aparat-militer-larang-seminar-sejarah-di-universitas-negeri-malang-P3qLE

Sangat mungkin "penundaan" ini disebabkan adanya nama Prof. Asvi Warman Adam yang dikenal gigih menyuarakan urgensi kejujuran penulisan sejarah Indonesia. Ia memang diakui sangat kritis terh…