Official Religions in Indonesia: An Illusion?

Official Religions in Indonesia: An Illusion?

Civis 001/2018 Year 2017 is a good year for Indonesian, especially for the members of the Aliran Kepercayaan (Beliefs in Monotheism without subscribing to any religions in Indonesia). The Constitutional Court’s decision No 97/PUU-XIV/2016 (‘Putusan MK’), the word...
Enforcing Constitution, Consolidating Democracy

Enforcing Constitution, Consolidating Democracy

Civis 001/2017 Recent events showed the attempts to replace Pancasila and to change the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, the sovereignty of the people. There were systemic efforts to indoctrinate the society with radical teachings. Other attempts like...
Managing and Advancing Indonesian Culture

Managing and Advancing Indonesian Culture

Civis 006/2016 Advancing National Culture of Indonesia as Part of the Purpose of the 1945 Constitution, Article 32   The Amendment of the 1945 Constitution has resulted in a few significant changes in advancing Indonesian culture. The process of the amendment had 4...
The Church and The Empowerment of The People (4)

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)

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   Second, the outdated vertical relationship, one between the Ruler and the People, has changed into a horizontal one.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...