The Problem of building churches in Indonesia has been a long threat among the believers in Indonesia. There were many changes taken place both in the government and the state level in revising the rules towards the maintainence of religious diversity, but no transformation has taken place to end the issue. The constant fear is the tension exist among the people which leads toward escalating conflicts. The formation of People of Religious Forum after the reformation era and the joint effort initiative between the government and Ministerial Regulation of 2006, still did not solve the problem. There are many other factors that need to be thoroughly examined.
This monograph is the result of the research done by the Research Team CRCS and other patners like Paramadina Foundation, Master of Peace and Conflict Resolution Gadjah Mada University (UGM) and the Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP).
The research was done to analyze the problem of establishing church buildings in Jakarta and surrounding areas. This study also aim to look at the role played both toward escalating and de-escalating the conflicts in the particular field
In addition to the existing problems of the state regulatory, the research have also found the lack of communication between church leaders and some group of people, that resulted in provocating and intimidation. Such weaknesses has become a good lesson for every citizen to develop the importance of communication among one another to build a good relationship and mutual understanding. Thus, every citizen will benefit the atmosphere of living together in unity and strength.
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