IL News 007/2018
Who are we? Why are we here? Why do we with different ethnic, religion, and race, become one nation, Indonesia?
If Indonesia history is only learnt based on news and events influenced by ethnic, religion, and race (SARA) issues these few years, we will be pessimistic in projecting our nation’s future. The narration of the nation that we understand and believe in, will determine our perception and action.
This topic is delivered by Matius Ho, the Executive Director of Leimena Institute, in a seminar “My Peaceful Indonesia” in Petra Christian University, Surabaya, on March 27th 2018.
Are we going to blindly protect our group interest or follow Johannes Leimena model back in 1950? Just when Republic of South Mollusca were declared in his birth land, he reminded Christian congregation not to separating themselves from Indonesia, more over they should become true Indonesia citizens.