Worthy Christian News » Yasmin Church forced to Relocate (again)

christian news

Do you see an inappropriate ad? PLEASE REPORT IT!

Worthy Christian News - Daily Christian News Service

Yasmin Church forced to Relocate (again)

Friday, September 14, 2012 (12:16 am)
Posted in: Christian Persecution, Christian Persecution - Asia, Indonesia

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

indonesiaJAKARTA, INDONESIA (Worthy News)– The Indonesian Minister for Home Affairs has told the GKI Yasmin Church congregation in Bogor, West Java, that it must again relocate.

After years of legal disputes, an agreement was reached in May whereby the Yasmin Church could reopen its sealed-off, half-built church if a mosque was built next door, but Yasmin spokesman Bona Sigalingging can't comprehend the sudden decision to renege on the agreement by forcefully relocating the church.

"No matter where, no matter how expensive, or beautiful the new location, we will not accept," he said.

Bogor authorities have allocated up to $1 million U.S. for the construction of a new, albeit relocated church, in contradiction to the 2010 Supreme Court ruling to reopen the existing Yasmin structure, which has been off-limits to its congregation since 2008; since then, the Yasmin congregation has been holding services in the street, or in private homes.

Home Ministry spokesman Reydonnyzar Moenek said although the latest decision to relocate the congregation went against the Supreme Court ruling, he insisted it wasn't a violation of religious freedom.

Sigalingging blamed the leadership of Forkami, the Islamist group that helped fuel tensions between the congregation and the Muslim community, eventually ending in the already brokered agreement being broken once again.

As a result, the church has filed a formal complaint with the courts against the Bogor authorities.

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy News. All rights reserved.

Sign up for our Worthy Briefs! IT'S FREE!!! Your information is completely confidential! We HATE SPAM too!
* Email address:
* First Name:
* Last Name:

Read some of our recent Worthy Briefs

Worthy Brief - 4/23/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/22/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/21/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/18/2014
Worthy Brief - 4/17/2014

Recommended Links

Eschatology Today -- The thinking Christian's Bible journal
Learn how you can surf the Web Securely & Anonymously!
Read how we surf the web securely!


What is Worthy News?

Worthy News is an independent Christian news agency which reports news not covered by other outlets, on key developments in a rapidly changing world. Worthy News reaches both Christians and non-Christians around the globe and strives to be balanced and make a difference in these strategic times.

Worthy News. Reliable-Trustworthy-Cutting Edge

Worthy Christian News Syndication

We've launched our FREE syndication service. Click here to get our FREE Christian News!

Total Number of websites using Worthy News Syndication service: 45649!
Link to Us
Help others find Worthy Christian News! Use this code to link to Worthy Christian News on your web page:

<a href="http://www.worthynews.com" title="Christian News Service">Christian News Service - Worthy News</a>

Copyright 1999-2013 Worthy Christian News » Yasmin Church forced to Relocate (again)