Pray for Indonesian Elections

According to unofficial counts, the Christian governor of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, is heading for a tough run-off against a Muslim opponent, following a divisive election campaign marred by religious intolerance and racial bigotry. Yesterday, 15th February, more than 13,000 polling stations

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Call for Unity Between Churches in Indonesia.

Catholic and Protestant churches need to unite if Christians are to resist a rise in intolerance and radicalism in Indonesia, according to church leaders in that country. Growing incidents of hate speech and opposition to the building of places of

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Peaceful Rally Calls for Unity in Indonesia.

On Saturday, 19th November, thousands of Indonesians held a peaceful rally to promote unity, saying they were worried by signs of growing racial and religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. Dressed in red and white shirts, the colours

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Churches in Aceh Meeting in Tents, but Growing.

Churches destroyed a year ago by Islamic extremists and police in Aceh Singkil, a rural ‘regency’ in Indonesia’s only Sharia-ruled province, have still not been rebuilt because of discrimination against Christians by local authorities, say church leaders. However, despite the

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Pray for Indonesia

Indonesian Christians are asking for prayer amidst the upheaval and violence at the rally currently happening in Jakarta, against Jakarta’s Chinese Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok. Muslim hardliners are accusing him of insulting the Quran. Ahok

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Text Messages Threaten Indonesian Mission Worker.

In Indonesia, a mission worker, Lina* (name changed) takes every opportunity to share the Gospel with those around her. Whilst Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, the most predominant form of Islam practised there tends to be,

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Indonesian Believers Standing Firm in Their Faith

Despite facing threats of violence and death from local Muslims, Christians in Indonesia are standing firm in their faith, taking to heart the words of the Apostle Paul – “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him

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