Posts Tagged ‘Indonesian churches’

Bomb attacks at three churches in Indonesia

Monday, May 14th, 2018
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A family of six staged suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches during church services on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens. The family – a mother and father, two daughters aged nine and 12, and two sons aged 16 and 18 – were linked to local extremist network Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) Read more

Church bulldozed – violence against Christians in Indonesia

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Violence against Christians in Indonesia continues with a number of new incidents occurring last week. On Thursday, the congregation of the Batak Protestant Church (HKBP) in Taman Sari, Setu district in Bekasi regency, watched the local administration demolish their unfinished church building. The congregation formed a barrier between their church and the idling bulldozer. They Read more

Indonesian authorities close down nine churches

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Authorities in Banda Aceh have closed down nine churches and six Buddhist temples in the past week following mounting pressure from local Islamic groups, quoted rights groups as saying. All the religious sites are in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province in Sumatra where sharia law is implemented. “Priests were forced to sign a document agreeing Read more