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Societas Dei Vol. 04, No. 1, April 2017

Binsar A. Hutabarat, Reformed Center for Religion and Society

EVALUASI TERHADAP PERATURAN BERSAMA MENTERI TAHUN 2006 TENTANG PENDIRIAN RUMAH IBADAH

ABSTRACT: This article with a title “Evaluation to the Joint Regulation of Ministers in 2006 about the Establishment of a House of Worship” will focus on the evaluation of the formulation of the Joint Regulation of Ministers in 2006 about the Establishment of a House of Worship (Peraturan Bersama Menteri – PBM), as well as the evaluation of the application and impact of the enacted regulation. The research methodology uses qualitative research with an in-depth interview to some church leaders in Bekasi, West Java, who are directly connected with the enactment of this regulation, and also research to the related documents with the PBM, especially the policy wich founded the PBM. The research finding is the formulation of the Joint Regulation of Ministers about the Establishment of a House of Worship has not yet fitted with the formulation policy model of a democratic country so that its application is not in accordance with the expected goal. PBM application gives negative impact to the inter-religious harmony in Indonesia. KEYWORDS: regulation of the esthablisment of a house of worship, freedom of worship, policy evaluation.


Agustinus M.L. Batlajery, Universitas Kristen Indonesia Maluku

THE VIEWS OF SEVERAL INDONESIAN REFORMED THEOLOGIANS REGARDING ECUMENICITY

ABSTRACT: Based on historical researches concerning ecumenical movement in Indonesia, it could be  found that the formation of the Council of Churches in Indonesia (DGI) which later changed its name to the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) can not be separated from the role of Calvinist or Reformed church leaders and theologians at the time. In discussing about stimulus and urgency for unity among various churches in Indonesia, we can see that the views of several Reformed figures was very significant. Their opinions were effected by Calvinist thinking that chracterized their churches. This article is trying to describe the views of several Indonesian Reformed theologians before and after the formation of DGI/PGI regarding ecumenicity. Therefore we can say that Calvinist thinking has played very valuable role in the ecumenical movement in Indonesia.  KEYWORDS: ecumenicity, ecumenical movement, church unity, Indonesian Reformed Theologians, Calvinist thinking.


Togardo Siburian,  Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Bandung

MELAMPAUI POLITISI, MENUJU NEGARAWAN: REFLEKSI ETIS KRISTIANI

ABSTRACT: This article wants to study the possibility of principles of statemen for politician in these days. As we know, most politicians behave an conduct more as a handiman of politics, instead of a statemen (used to be called: “politicos”). Therefore Christian reflection on ethics became essential to comprehend the imbalance practice and concept that emerged. This studies is done from ethical perspective through library research. Out of the three things mentioned that make political issues today chaotic particularly is: 1) A detached politics from ethics, 2) political study today only focused on law and social studies, 3) and forget philosophical and historical perspective to the study. Based on the way of ethical politics today, we found a principles that enrich ecclesiastical mandate and transformation in society. KEYWORDS: political matters, ethics, politician, statemen, Christian, transformation, mandate, church.


Iqbal Hasanuddin,  Universitas Islam Negeri  Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta

HAK ATAS KEBEBASAN BERAGAMA/BERKEYAKINAN: SEBUAH UPAYA PENDASARAN FILOSOFIS

ABSTRACT: This paper tries to give a philosophical foundation to the rights to freedom of religion/belief. So far, the rights to freedom of religion/belief have been considered legitimated because resulted in General Assembly of the United Nations as mutual consensus of all nations around the world. Although, the normativity of the rights to freedom of religion/belief based on that mutual consensus is not ethical-philosophical, but political. By the justice argument of John Rawls and the self-ownership argument of Robert Nozick, this paper tries to give a moral foundation to the guarantee of respect and protection of the freedom of religion/belief. KEYWORDS: freedom of religion/belief, human rights instruments, forum internum, forum eksternum, justice, slef-ownership.

 

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Pancasila and Public Religion

The Jakarta Post 22 Jun 2011
Benyamin F. Intan, Ph.D.

“Why does Pancasila not adopt the western concept of a ‘naked’ public square that privatizes religion?” I was asked when I delivered a lecture titled “Religious Freedom in Indonesia”....

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