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The Church and The Empowerment of The People (4)

Civis 005/2016 Empowering the People to Build Political Lives Knowing the change of paradigm in the external environment of the church and its implications, how ought the church respond to it? With the aforementioned change of paradigm, empowering the people becomes...

The Church and The Empowerment of The People (3)

Civis 005/2016 IMPLICATION: HORIZONTAL RELATIONSHIP, TREASURING EQUALITY, NOT HIERARCHICAL-AUTHORITARIAN STYLES. Second, the outdated vertical relationship, one between the Ruler and the People, has changed into a horizontal one. When sovereignty is owned by the...

The Church and The Empowerment of The People (2)

Civis 005/2016 In the external context of the church, the 1999-2002 Amendment on the 1945 Constitution changed the political paradigm from state sovereignty to sovereignty of the people. Even though the Preamble of the 1945 Constitution clearly states that the...

The Church and The Empowerment of The People (1)

Civis 005/2016 According to Peter Berger and Richard John Neuhaus (1996), mediating structures are integral to democracy. Mediating structures are institutions that bridge between individuals and their personal lives with bigger public institutions (Figure 1)....

Menegakkan Konstitusi, Konsolidasi Demokrasi

MENEGAKKAN KONSTITUSI, KONSOLIDASI DEMOKRASI Oleh JAKOB TOBING   Berbagai aksi belakangan ini yang nyata-nyata berusaha mengganti Pancasila, mengubah Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia, hendak mengganti kedaulatan rakyat yang sungguh sudah kebablasan. Indoktrinasi...

Peaceful Islam: Experience in West Africa and Indonesia

IL News 002/2017 by Institut Leimena January 10th, 2017 Institut Leimena in cooperation with UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta has conducted a Seminar to discuss the book: “Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam” by Prof. Lamin Sanneh. This article...

Learn Healthy Politics in Ambon Island

IL News 001/2017 by Institut Leimena Christianity and Politics Training Ambon, 30 November - 1 Desember 2016 Is it necessary for Christians to be involved in politics? What kind of role does Christians play in politics? In order to answer those questions, The Klasis...

Contributing in the Democratic Consolidation (3)

Civis 004/2016 III. Consolidation of democracy With such background, various progress and shortcomings as listed above, we will face two possibilities in the future. First, we could manage to build a democratic system, enforce the law, and continued the sustainable...

Contributing in the Democratic Consolidation (2)

Civis 004/2016 II. Achievements and deficiencies. The reformation of Indonesia was peaceful and successful thanks to the support and wisdom of all political parties. The amendment process took place in the spirit of brotherhood, relatively open, was gradual and...

Contributing in the Democratic Consolidation (1)

Civis 004/2016 I. Introduction Starting from the implementation of democratic elections in 1999, the reformation has lasted for more than 17 years now. Indonesia is now recognized as the third largest democratic country in the world after India and the United States....

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