Indonesian President Joko Widodo-Jokowi received the visit of the Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) at the Merdeka Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Tuesday (Mar 5). After meeting with President Joko Widodo, Chairman of PGI Hendirette Hutabarat-Lebang said that at the meeting, PGI invited President Jokowi to attend the Conference on Churches and Society to be held in Manado, North Sulawesi from 28-31 March 2019.
Conference on Churches and Society is a biannual agenda of PGI which involves all components of the PGI. According to Hendirette Hutabarat, the Conference on Churches and People is a momentum for Christians to support the development process in Indonesia and respond the rapid changes occurring in the society.
“The Conference on Churches and Society aims to reflect and discuss problems encountered by Indonesian society in the perspective of Christianity. It also aims to discuss how Christian people can actively participate in providing significant contributions to improve the prosperity and advancement of Indonesian society. At the same time, we hope the churches in Indonesia can take actions to face the rapid changes in society,” saidHendirette Hutabarat.
In addition to inviting President Jokowi to attend the conference, PGI also invited President Jokowi to attend the Great Session of PGI to be held on 8-13 November 2019. Hendirette pointed out that the event is scheduled to take place on the Sumba Island, East Nusa Tenggara.
Furthermore, at the meeting with President Jokowi, PGI’s chairman expressed the support of all Christians in Indonesia to succeed the implementation of the 2019 General Elections. PGI hoped that the 2019 Elections can run peacefully. In addition to that, PGI called on Indonesian people to take part in determining the future leaders of Indonesia. (Ndy/Trs: AL)