TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Indonesian Communion of Church buildings (PGI) on Wednesday urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to pay critical consideration to spiritual intolerance in numerous areas. PGI spokesperson Jeirry Sumampouw lamented the President’s remarks in opening a nationwide assembly with regional heads on January seventeenth which was deemed ineffective as religiously-motivated discrimination proceed to happen.
“Rakornas (nationwide assembly) January 17 has proven to be ineffective within the area. That is confirmed by the latest instances that banned sure non secular worships from going down, whether or not it got here from native governments or mass organizations,” Jeirry mentioned in a written assertion on Wednesday, February 8.
In accordance with PGI’s information, there are no less than 5 incidents concerning non secular intolerance after the President made his assertion supposed to forestall such instances from rising.
Three of the latest instances contain Ahmadiyah congregates that befell on January 26. At the moment, the Forkopimda of Sintang Regency in West Kalimantan demanded that the native district authorities challenge a round to curb Ahmadiyah actions and seal the mosque below the pretext of sustaining peace.
PGI mentioned one other act of non secular intolerance occurred on February 2 when the development of an Ahmadiyah mosque was forcefully stopped and sealed off from its personal congregates within the area of Parakansalak.
The following two instances of intolerance concerned the Congregation of the Pentecostal Church in Indonesia or GPdI Metland in Cileungsi Bogor and the Indonesian Evangelical Christian Church or GKIN in Bandar Lampung.
MUHAMMAD FARREL FAUZAN
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