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...
Contributing in the Democratic Consolidation (3)

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 (3)

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...
Church and Politics in Indonesia (2)

Church and Politics in Indonesia (2)

Civis 003/2016 IV. Christian Attitudes Toward Politics   It is clear that politics, as the ability to live together in a polis, is inevitable, except if the church and Christians only want to live in a ghetto. Then Christians must involve themselves into the...