Protest in Jakarta over church attacks

“Indonesian rights group Setara Institute for Democracy and Peace in July said there were 28 cases of religious freedom violations from January to July, up from 17 for the whole of 2008 and 18 in 2009.” (AFT, 2012)

I read an article on a Protest in Jakarta over church attacks.

Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups.  Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (“Unity in Diversity” literally, “many, yet one”), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. It is really sad to see that in this democratic independent country, not all the citizens actually have the freedom of religion.


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