» 08/25/2014, 00.00
INDONESIA - ISLAM
In Jakarta, Muslim leaders explain Islamic fundamentalism to Christians
An initiative promoted by the Bishops' Conference was attended by bishops, priests, nuns as well as lay Catholics and Protestants. Speakers included experts in counter-terrorism and scholars of religion and society. Social injustice, poverty and propaganda feed extremism. We need moderate Muslim figures in the foreground, like former President "Gus Dur".
Indonesian Catholic Foundation forms future leaders in ethics
For 25 years, the Bhumiksara Foundation works - in Muslim majority context- for the creation of a better ruling class for the country. Among its priorities, the fight against corruption in the public and private sectors. And the support of the Church in the work of education and proclamation of the Word of God
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For the Bishops' Conference, collegiality and friendship are the true "face" of the Church in Indonesia
The KWI is marking its 90th anniversary. Cooperation is boosted by sending priests on 'mission' in remote areas. For Card Darmaatmadja, "the KWI is a 'forum' in which everyone can share experiences and receive support in their mission."
Indonesian bishops to promote programmes for addicts' "physical and moral" rehabilitation
At the Bishops' annual meeting, drugs were discussed in depth for the first time. The prelates plan to act for the physical and spiritual care of those who abuse drugs. In 2013, the number of drug users topped 4.9 million people who come from every walk of life, but more widely found among the upper classes.
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Indonesian bishops call on Catholics to take part in next year’s elections to build the country
Some 7 provinces, 18 regencies and 76 districts go to the polls next February. Citing Gaudium et Spes, the Bishops' Conference calls on all believers to "take advantage of their civil right to vote." Catholics can help create a peaceful atmosphere to ensure that the right leaders are elected.
Bishops seek common guidelines for all Christian political leaders
Prelates, who met Gemayel yesterday, want to organise a meeting of all leaders chaired by Patriarch Sfeir to come up with a common statement. A week from the Paris conference, opposition threatens an escalation in street protest.
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