Church Closed Over 108 SBY

Some time ago the Center for Data and Analysis Tempo never issued a release list of data destruction and closure of the Church in Indonesia during 1996-2005.

Destruction and Closure of the Church in Indonesia (Several Cases 1996-2005)

March 30, 1996
Evangelical Mission Church in the village district safety pins. Siantan Kab. Pontianak, West Kalimantan, destroyed and burned.

June 9, 1996
Sidotopo, Surabaya – East Java, 10 church buildings destroyed by a mass of around 3000 people.
Jawi-Wetan Christian Church (GKJW) Jl. Beautiful Sidotopo Wetan II/26.
-Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) “POGOT” Jl. Beautiful Wetan Sidotopo II/62-64.
-Postal Service “SILO” GPIB “Light of Love” Jl. Bulak Raya.
Churches Bethel Indonesia (GBI), “Word Life” Jl. Southern New Tenggumung 51.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) Jl. Middle Jatisrono 11.
Indonesian Gospel Tent-Church “Calvary” Jl. Bulak bull Madya 4.
Tabernacle Pentecostal Churches Jl. New Wetan Wonosari Gg. Schoolgirl 22.
Prayer Fellowship Church-Bethel Indonesia (GBI) Jl. Bulak Banteng Wetan IV/2-4.
Pentecostal Assemblies of Churches (GSJP) Jl. Work Tenggumung III/54.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) Jl. Sidotopo Wetan Beautiful.

June 14, 1996
Jawi Wetan Christian Church (GKJW) Wates, Kediri – Java Timurdiserang and damaged in early morning at 2:00.

June 25, 1996
Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (GPDI) Pare, Kediri – East Java vandalized mass, tools / equipment removed and burned churches. Genesis on at 12.00 noon.

16, 20 & July 21, 1996
Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (GPDI) Pondok Gede, Bekasi – West Java marred by mass.

17 September 1996
Church St. Leo the Great (Catholic) Bekasi – West Java, tampered with the material loss of about 700 million dollars.

October 10, 1996
24 church buildings in Situbondo, Panarukan Wonorejo, Asembagus, Besuki, Ranurejo – East Java, destroyed and burned by the mass of which amounts to approximately 3000 people. This event brings the victim 5 people who were martyred because of burning (Pdt. Isaac Christian & family)
Churches Bethel Indonesia (GBI), Mount Zion – were burned.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) – was destroyed.
Bethel Full Gospel Churches (GBIS) – burned
Pentecostal Assemblies of Churches (GSJP) – burnt.
Christian Churches Jawi Wetan – burnt.
Pentecostal Church Centre, Surabaya (GPPS) – burnt.
Protestant Churches in Indonesia bag. West (GPIB) – was destroyed.
Star Ocean-Catholic Church – were burned.
Catholic Churches – burnt.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) – burnt.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) – was damaged.
Jawi-Wetan Christian Church (GKJW) – burnt.
-Bethel Tabernacle Church (GBT) – burnt.
-Catholic Church – was damaged.
Bethel Full Gospel Churches (GBIS) – burned
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) – was damaged.
Catholic Churches – burnt.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) – was damaged.
Bethel Full Gospel Churches (GBIS) – was damaged.
Jawi-Wetan Christian Church (GKJW) – destroyed.
-Catholic Church – was damaged.
Jawi-Wetan Christian Church (GKJW) parent – were burned.
Jawi-Wetan Christian Church (GKJW) branch – were burned.
-Church of Christ the Lord (GKT) – burnt.

December 26, 1996
15 church buildings in Tasikmalaya – West Java, destroyed and burned. 4 people died in the events of this riot.
-Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus “follows manse, Jl. Sutisna Senjaya 50 – burnt.
Christian Churches of Indonesia (GKI) Jl. Veteran 49 – burnt.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) Jl. Panyeurutan 10 – burnt.
Pasundan-Christian Church (GKP) Jl. Selakaso 61 – burnt.
Churches Bethel Indonesia (GBI) Jl. Students’ Army – burned.
Gerekan Pentecostal Churches (GGP) “Ebenhaezer” – was destroyed.
Christian Churches of Indonesia (GKI) “Zion” Jl. Students’ Army 8 – destroyed. –
Bethel Tabernacle Church (GBT) Jl. Veteran 72 – vandalized.
-Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) Jl. Merdeka 24 – vandalized.
-True Jesus Church, Jl. Pond Sari 32 – vandalized.
Immanuel Christian Churches (GKIm) Jl. Major Utarya 11 – vandalized.
-The New Apostolic Church, Jl. Students’ Army 50 – vandalized.
-Bethel Tabernacle Church (GBT) Jl. Mekarsari, Cipanas Cipatujah – destroyed.
Pasundan-Christian Church (GKP) Jl. Ading Cikaong kalaksanaan Cipatujah – burnt.
Catholic Church-Chapel Jl. Raya Ciawi Ds. Palemanggu – burnt.

January 13, 1997
Pentecostal church in Indonesia (GPDI) in the village Arjasa, Situbondo – East Java closed Camat Arjasa (Drs. Mansejar) even though the entire community surrounding environment, Babinsa and police chief approved the church.

January 30, 1997
5 church buildings in Rengasdengklok – West Java, destroyed one of them burned down.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) Jl. Raya beds – were burned.
Christian Churches of Indonesia (GKI) – was destroyed.
-Bethel Tabernacle Church (GBT), the parent Jl. Raya beds – destroyed
-Bethel Tabernacle Church (GBT) branch – were destroyed.
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia (GPDI) Bantar Jaya – was destroyed.

February 10, 1997
TK-Catholic junior high school in Ambon, Maluku, were burned in the hope that the Catholic church in dalamnyapun fire. 6 people arrested perpetrators.

February 11, 1997
Evangelical Fellowship Church Assembly of Indonesia (GSPII) in Sumenep, Madura – East Java covered by the Regent Warrant Sumenep.

February 12, 1997
Bethel Full Gospel Church (GBIS) in Cipaku, Bogor – West Java was invaded and destroyed the mass.

February 22, 1997
Pasundan Christian Church (GKP) in Cisewu, Garut – West Java, was burned.

March 6, 1997
Church of the Assemblies of God (GSJA) in Rancabuaya, Garut – West Java robohkan crushed.

March 9, 1997
2 buildings GKJ church and Catholic school in Wonosobo – Java Tengahdilempari rocks by rogue elements who had come home in the evening public lectures.

March 13, 1997
Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) Jl.
Ngagel Surabaya – Java Timurd students pelted with STM.

28-30 March 1997
Bethel Indonesia Church (GBI) “Petra” Surabaya – East Java pelted with stones by rogue elements through Railway carriage. 8 people arrested perpetrators.

March 28, 1997
Bethel Indonesia Church (GBI) “Immanuel” PI postal branch Widodaren Kedung Gudel, Ngawi – Java Timurdirusak.

12 April 1997
Bethel Indonesia Church (GBI) Jl. Eldest and the Catholic Church, Jl. Kepanjen Surabaya – East Java pelted with stones by a group of unidentified men at 19.00.

13 April 1997
Protestant Church in Indonesia bag. West (GPIB) Jl. Lathe Surabaya – Java Timurdisebelah stoned the police station.

May 15, 1997
Pentecostal Church Centre Surabaya (GPPS) Semanding Bejagung village, Tuban – Java Timurdibakar mass.

May 23, 1997
13 church buildings in Banjarmasin – South Kalimantan destroyed one of them burned to the ground
-Cathedral of the Holy / Sasana Sehati, Jl. Gastric Mangkurat – vandalized.
-Church of Santa Maria Kelayan, Jl. East Rantauan – vandalized.
-Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jl. Veterans Merpati – vandalized.
EBEEN GKE-Ezer Church, Jl. S. Parman No. 96 – vandalized.
Batak Protestant Christian-Huria Resort Banjarmasin, Jl. P. Ocean No. 83 – burnt.
G.K.K.A-Church, Jl. Veteran No. 85 – vandalized.
-True Jesus Church (GYS), Jl. AES. Nasution – vandalized.
GPDI-Pentecostal Church, Jl. Veteran No. 35 – vandalized.
GBI Bethany Church-Church, Jl. Veterans – vandalized.
Light of Christ-Church, Jl. Gastric Mangkurat – vandalized.
Siloam Church-GBI, Jl. RK. Ilir – vandalized.
Church-GPIB Banjarmasin, Jl. Gatot Subroto – vandalized.
Church-GPPS Banjarmasin, Jl. Lab. SMP 6 – vandalized

May 23, 1997
Pasuruan – East Java
Pentecostal Churches of Zion – were damaged.
Indonesia-Bethel Church – destroyed.
Protestant Churches in Indonesia bag. West – was damaged.
Churches Bethel Indonesia (GBI) Jl. Halmahera – vandalized.
-Catholic Church – was damaged.

May 23, 1997
Muria Christian Church in the Holy – Central Java Indonesia destroyed.

May 23, 1997
Cikarang, Weak Abang, Bekasi, Tangerang – West Java,
Post-Christian Church Pasundan Cikarang – damaged & burnt.
Cikarang-GPDI – thrown at the masses. Weak Abang
Weak-Abang Jerusalem Pentecostal Church – destroyed
Christian Churches Pasundan – thrown at the masses.
-GPDI Kisamun – thrown at the masses.
Bethlehem-GBI – thrown at the masses.
-Santa Maria Catholic Church – thrown at the masses.

May 23, 1997
Bethel Full Gospel Church Swamp Pecan Kebayoran Lama – Jakarta Selatan raided, vandalized and tried to burn the masses in some waves.

May 23, 1997
Catholic Church Jl. Jokotole Pamekasan, Madura – East Java vandalized.

May 26, 1997
Pasundan Christian Church (GKP) Jl. UB Duchy – Java Baratdirusak mass and Building / Hall meeting in Cideres GKP also thrown at the masses.

June 14, 1997
Bethel Indonesia Church (GBI) and the Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (GPDI) Bangkalan, Madura – Javanese Timurdirusak and burned. Previously, when the Catholic Church campaign stoned.

July 10, 1997
Tabernacle Pentecostal Church “Jesus Helper” Betet Village, Kec. Pesantren, municipality of Kediri – East Java Kediri closed by kakandepag vehicles.

July 21, 1997
Hill Prayer “Mount of Olives” Cisarua, Bogor, Indonesia – Java Baratyang being used STT-FAITHFUL student retreat was invaded and burned mass.

July 27, 1997
Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (GPDI) “Puthuk” Kandangan, Kediri – East Java, was burned about 300 mass at 22.30 pm.

August 15, 1997
Baptist Church congregation Baitlahim Sukamenak Bandung – West Java banned again in the place of worship by the people around so moved to the headquarters Koramil.

August 22, 1997
Ecumenical Christian 35Gereja (GKOs) in the complex Barito Pacific South Kalimantan burned.

5 September 1997
Evangelical Christian Church Village Mongondow Bolaang Barako, Gorontalo – North Sulawesi mass destroyed.

15-16 September 1997
Catholic Church of “Christ the King” Jl. Andalas 61 Ujung Pandang, South Sulawesi vandalized, vehicles, tools of worship and Bible in the fuel outside the building. GKKA also destroyed. 6 Catholic schools and some Protestant schools were damaged. Another 13 churches just thrown just after it.

28 September 1997
The Church of Jesus Christ Arcamanik Bandung, West Java, was asked to stop their activities by the head of the local RT for reasons of stability and security.

October 15, 1997
Church of Christ the Lord Kepanjen, South Malang – East Java intimidated and shut down local police officers and ban not to hold worship in any form.

October 17, 1997
Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (GPDI) Mumbulsari, Jember – East Java were damaged and looted by a mob before it finally closed down by local government officials and Person Armed Forces.

October 27, 1997
Christian Church Baithani Plosorejo, Garum, Blitar – East Java crushed mass.

3 and 10 November 1997
Bethel Indonesia Church (GBI) Bethany Levee, Jember – East Java covered by Religious Affairs officials.

13 November 1997
Representative Pentecostal Church (gup) forcibly demolished and the Church of God in Indonesia (GTDI) Sanan Kulon, Blitar – East Java burned mass. 3 People become victims of police stab kebringasan mass.

16 November 1997
Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Indonesia (GPIBI) Bantul – Yogyakarta were urged to cover his worship and defaced by 500 mass supported by the apparatus (Muspika).

22 November 1997
Pepanthan (Branch) Javanese Christian Churches (GKJ) “Modalan” and “Babadan Gedongkuning” in Kota Gede – Yogyakarta burned mass. Having previously intimidate churches in Bantul.

24 November 1997
Javanese Christian Churches (GKJ) Kota Gede, Yogyakarta, pelted.

25 November 1997
Muria Christian Church of Indonesia (GKMI) Karya Tani – Lampung, which is being built was invaded and destroyed / burned mass.

December 9, 1997
Regional Office of Religious Affairs. Jabar formally ordered a halt to the construction of the New Testament Christian Church (GKPB) Dawn of Hope Bandung and begged the mayor to remove the IMBnya.

December 21, 1997
GKII Tambun, Bekasi – West Java terrorized during Christmas. Christmas Celebration stopped and the youths pelted the church. Pastor escape by climbing the wall.

December 23, 1997
Ecumenical Christian Church (GKOs) Bumi Serpong Damai, Tangerang – West Java was invaded and destroyed by the masses even in the midst of non-Muslim community.

December 23, 1997
Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (GPDI) Songgon, Banyuwangi – East Java burned when his pastor was not in place.

December 25, 1997
Post Protestant Church in Indonesia bag. West (GPIB) Bethel Citepus, Subang – West Java blockaded the mass outside the area and vehicles crossed the church-painted with nail and prohibits convening of the celebration of Christmas.

December 25, 1997
Church of Seventh-day Adventist (GMAHK) langensari, Ciamis – West Java, was ordered to be dismantled Muspika forced by the insistence of the local MUI.

January 3, 1998
RSS Citizens Sukabumi Indah Bandar Lampung since December 27, 1997 intimidated the young people and since 3 Jan’98 began banning regular worship. (Baptist Church)

January 19, 1998
Christian Church Jawi Wetan Kalisat, Jember – East Java covered by the District Head.

January 20, 1998
Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (GPDI) Puger, Jember – East Java stoned by mass demonstrations.

January 26, 1998
Chapel Catholic Church vandalized Kragan mass. Javanese Christian Churches (GKJ) Kragan, Apex – Central Java were damaged and peppered with stone patio. Descent-owned shops were looted and vandalized and Christians total.

January 28, 1998
Pentecostal Church in Indonesia (GPDI) Bulu Village Banjar, Kab. Tuban – East Java, destroyed the mass. Chairs, s.sytem, ​​fans, podium, signage, badly damaged.

4-15 August 2002
Poso, Central Sulawesi. The mass burning six churches.

15 September 2002
Massa on the island of Halmahera mambakar out three churches.

18 September 2002
Communal violence destroyed five churches in Haruku Island, Central Sulawesi

6 September 2002
Bandung Local governments issued a letter ordering the closure of a church HKBP (Huria Kristen Batak Protestant) which has been operating for 11 years.

March 22, 2004
Harvest Assembly GPII Ds. Sekarawangi, Kab. Bandung 01/MUI-DS/2004 closed by letter of submission that is essentially the result of deliberation that religious activities are held there was no official permission and should be closed to avoid the things that are not desirable.

October 3, 2004
School building while the East is used as a place of Catholic worship Santa Bernadet Ciledug, Tangerang, was closed by the FPI and the middle reef community. Worship is no longer held in place and the school fence East is still in a state school is closed so that vehicles can only be an introduction to the road which is about 350 m from the school.

February 21, 2004
Pentecostal Movement Church (GPP) located in the village of Tawali, District Cikalong Wetan Kab. Bandung normatively closed by Muspika District Cikalong Wetan, Kab. Bandung

April 2005
A church in Garut regency Ciseu closed.

July 16, 2005
Closing event of the Church Assembly of God Church (GSJA) and Huria Kristen Batak Protestant (HKBP) Perum Gading Tutukan Soreang, Kab Bandung by local Muspika.

July 27, 2005
Pasundan Christian Church (GKP) in Katapang, Bandung regency closed.

July 31, 2005
Event Venue Construction demolition of Faith Church of Jesus Christ (GIA) in Karangroto, District Genuk – Hyderabad by the local subdistrict head.

August 7, 2005
Closing event of the Christian Church of Camp David (GKKD) as well as arrest and trial 3 (three) Cheerful Sunday builder, namely dr. Rebecca, Mrs. Ratna Mala Bangun, Mrs. Ety Pangesti accused of apostasy and Christianization by the MUI in the district. Haurgeulis, Kab. Indramayu. Until now the third mother was detained at the Correctional Institution (LP) Indramayu and the trial is still ongoing.
The Christian Church of Camp David (GKKD) in Kampung Warung Mekar, Ds. Bungursari RT 6 / RW 3, Kec. Bungursari, Kab. Purwakarta by the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Purwakarta Region

August 14 20,052,005
At 9:45 pm the churches which are in Komplek Permata Cimahi, Kel. Tani Mulya, Kec. Ngamprah, Kab. Bandung attacked and closed, namely:
Anglican Churches
-Church Pentecostal Assembly
Pentecostal Churches in Indonesia
Bethel Full Gospel Churches

August 22, 2005
Dayeuhkolot Pasundan Christian Church, Bandung, forcibly closed

From these data we can see a long list of cases of vandalism, arson and expulsion perpetrated against churches in some regions in Indonesia that had been revealed.
It turned out that the list still goes on because the Government’s lack of power to protect the religious freedom of minority Christians.

Noted that during the reign of the Church 108 SBY has been closed, as disclosed by the Executive Secretary Indonesian Communion of Churches, Gumar Gultom. Including the latter case is a case of IMB Church HKBP revoked by the mayor of Depok Nur Mahmudi Ismail, who dalah one of the best cadres of the MCC.
“The government in this case seems to stay silent in the case of religious violence,” said Gumar in the discussion on Religious Tolerance Evaluation of SBY-JK in Radio 68H Utan Kayu, Jakarta, Saturday (22/12/2007).
As known, the closure of the church’s most lively place in Bandung, which is one of the Islamic organizations.


In addition, Gumar said, officers tend to arrest people who are considered heretical, not the people or groups who ruin the name of religion. “Violence is still ongoing because religion is less law enforcement and the fatwas of certain organizations,” he explained. According to him, if these events continue feared joints nationality can not be enforced.


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