Category - Indonesia

  • September 21, 2009

    A new Indonesian bylaw which endorses stoning to death for adultery and caning of up to 100 lashes for homosexuality should be repealed immediately, international human rights organisations have declared.

  • April 8, 2009

    The human rights situation in West Papua continues to deteriorate seriously in the run-up to Indonesia’s general election, says the Australian-based Institute for Papuan Advocacy & Human Rights.

  • February 18, 2009

    East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) and three dozen other organizations have urged US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not to assist the Indonesian military and or intelligence agencies.

  • July 28, 2008

    An Indonesian religious leader has told a visiting World Council of Churches delegation that Christians in his country see the US Democratic Party presidential candidate, Barack Obama, as a sign of hope.

  • July 24, 2008

    The concrete wall behind the altar of the Christian Church of Central Sulawesi in Palu, Indonesia, is testimony to the depth of conflict there writes Maurice Malanes. But now peace is being given a chance.

  • July 16, 2008

    A Catholic advocacy and development agency has called on the British government to fulfil its responsibilities to the people of East Timor, following a quarter-century of violence during which the UK supplied arms to Indonesia.

  • July 16, 2008

    Churches working for and end to outbreaks of ethnic and religious conflict in Indonesia will receive a solidarity visit from an international ecumenical delegation sent by the World Council of Churches.

  • July 10, 2007

    The church development agency CAFOD, says that the world’s newest nation in the 21st century, East Timor, has been successful in running its first election . Now the Timorese Government must start delivering for the poor.

  • June 18, 2007

    Three Indonesian Christian women, who had been serving prison sentences for running a Sunday School attended voluntarily by Muslims, have been freed from jail after two years of a three-year sentence.

  • February 8, 2007

    Heavy rains in Jakarta, Indonesia, have caused severe flooding, marooning many people in their homes and work places. Water rose to a height of nearly four metres in some parts of the city, much of which lies below sea level - writes Ferne Burkhardt from Mennonite World Conference (MWC)communications office.