INDONESIA: Another Church Closure
  • 27 February 2020

Another church in Indonesia has been forced to close this month due to protests from local community members. The congregation at New Testament Christian Church in Central Java, were meeting on Sunday 16 February when protestors entered the building demanding that the church service halt. Local residents and wider community members were armed with posters […]

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INDONESIA: Three Churches Closed
  • 06 February 2020

Voice of the Martyrs workers in Indonesia have confirmed the recent closure of three churches. Government and local resident intervention are to blame for the closures, all within the last month, which has affected three different congregations across parts of the Muslim nation. GBI Church in Tanjung Pinang was in the middle of the construction […]

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The Many Faces of Indonesia
  • 09 January 2020

What is the first thing that comes to the mind of a Westerner about Indonesia? The answer is Bali, the fabulous and scenic holiday destination. About the size of Europe, Indonesia is also the most populous Muslim country in the world. A tourist will not see the oppression the minority Christian population experiences, or the […]

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Project; Indonesia Supporting Pastor Matius’s ministry
  • 31 October 2019

Matius’s main ministry in Indonesia is to share the message of Jesus with as many people as possible and disciple them in the faith while also maintaining his cover as a Muslim man. He shares Jesus using the Koran throughout Islam-dominated Indonesia and disciples other believers to do the same. Presenting Jesus using the Koran […]

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INDONESIA: Community Forces Church to Close Building
  • 05 September 2019

Officials closed a church in Central Indonesia after neighbours protested its existence. Pastor Tigor Yunus Sitorus built a home in the Bantul neighbourhood in 2003 intending for it to double as a house church. When community members learned he was using the house for non-Muslim religious activity, they protested. “We are the Muslim majority; we […]

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