Muhammadiyah Offer Places for Christians

Dec 22nd, 2005, in News, by

The Muhammadiyah organisation in Indonesia, the second largest Muslim social group in the country and of a modernist bent, has offered buildings it owns such as schools and halls for the use of Christians on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Said the Muhammadiyah chairman Din Syamsuddin:

We invite our Christian brothers and sisters to say prayers on Christmas Eve and to celebrate Christmas in our schools and other buildings.

Since 2004 over forty churches in west Java have been forcibly closed by Muslim radicals and the police. The churches were technically illegal in that they did not have all the necessary paperwork in order. However for a church to successfully fulfill all the legal obligations in setting itself up is near-impossible in some parts of Indonesia.

One Comment on “Muhammadiyah Offer Places for Christians”

  1. alf says:

    A Christian never ask more than this one : Be Honest

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