Saturday, February 23, 2008

Open Doors: Indonesia (Direct Post)

According to a January report from the International Crisis Group Christian and Muslim communities aided by government initiatives, are working towards reconciliation in Poso, Indonesia. The Rev. Rinaldy Damanik, a key peace activist, said progress has been made but there is still much work to be done in breaking down barriers of hatred and mistrust between the two communities.

“It’s true that the situation has improved, in the sense that we’ve had no murders or mysterious shootings in the past year,” Damanik told Compass Direct News. “But I’m more concerned about the new community policing system. There is now a police post in every village, with seven to eight police officers. If we only have security when they are present, it’s not genuine security. A sense of security must come from within the community.”

Please pray:
  • For a continual effort from the government to initiate congruency between Muslim and Christians in Indonesia. (Leviticus 26:6)
  • That there will be a supernatural sense of peace growing inside of the community and they will recognize God's hand in their newly found peace. (Numbers 6:26)
  • Give thanks to the Lord that the amount of violence and mysterious murders decreased over the past year. (Psalm 34:14)

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