Vol 4, No 2 (2015)

Polemic On Church Construction in Jakarta

Ihsan Ali-Fauzi at all. (Paramadina Foundation Research Team, Master’s Program of Peace and Conflict Resolution, Gadjah Mada University and the Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP))
Reviewed by: Syamsul Kurniawan (Unknown)

Article Info

Publish Date
01 Dec 2015


Embracing religion and performing worship in accordance with one’s own preference is the right of each citizen, and is guaranteed by law. However, the ugly truth is that the Indonesian society’s tolerance is relatively low, especially in addressing the beliefs or religious differences that become an issue in the fulfillment of those rights. As a result, religious reasons often become the cause of conflicts at the grassroots level. For example, in the construction of churches, as described in the book entitled Kontroversi Gereja di Jakarta (Church Controversy in Jakarta), which was written by the research team of Paramadina Foundation, Master’s program of Peace and Conflict Resolution of Gadjah Mada University (MPRK UGM) and the Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP), where in the case of Jakarta, the construction of churches also often causes polemic.

Copyrights © 2015

Journal Info





Social Sciences


Al-Albab ISSN 0216-6143 (print) and ISSN: 2502-8340 (online) is an interdisciplinary journal published twice a year in print and online (e-journal) by the Pontianak State Institute of Islamic Studies, Pontianak. The journal was offline and started to be online in 2012. The e-ISSN was issued in 2016. ...