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 Second, the outdated vertical relationship, one between the Ruler and the People, has changed into a horizontal one.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...
The Church and The Empowerment of The People (2)

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)

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...
Contributing in the Democratic Consolidation (3)

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...