Christians in Indonesia gather in a house church meeting.
Christians in Indonesia gather in a house church meeting.
Mar 19, 2020 • Indonesia

Local Muslims Reject Church's Presence

When local Muslims in the Bekasi City area noticed that some Christians were using an empty building for a worship service on Jan. 23, they gathered at the building to protest the meeting. Members of the Pillar Asih Protestant Church eventually came to an agreement with the local residents and signed a statement, witnessed by police, promising not to conduct Christian activities at the location. Although Christianity is legal in Indonesia, a majority of neighbors must agree to the presence of a church in an area before one can be built, and Islamists frequently stir up opposition to churches in Muslim neighborhoods. Pray that members of the Pillar Asih Protestant Church will find a suitable place to worship.

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