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   Second, the outdated vertical relationship, one between the Ruler and the People, has changed into a horizontal one.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 “Reformation coupled with ample opportunity to be involved in politics result in prospects for a more just and democratic national life. There are plenty of Christians — members of the congregation and pastors — who involve themselves in...
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...
Contributing in the Democratic Consolidation (2)

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...