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Indonesia: Church Forced to Cease Worship Activities in Java

Get information about the Holy Orthodox Faith in Indonesia here.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Indonesia, see here.

“House Church Forced to Cease Worship Activities in Java, Indonesia,” International Christian Concern, March 22, 2024:

03/22/2024 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – A video of the disbandment of a Sunday worship service at a resident’s house in Balaraja, Tangerang Regency, on the island of Java, Indonesia, recently went viral on social media. Neighbors broke up the Christian worship service, which, according to Balaraja Police Chief AKP Badri Hasan, occurred on Sunday Morning, March 17.

After receiving reports of multiple residents gathering inside, police visited the home. However, they arrived after the worship time had ended.

Badri said the house had been used as a place of worship during the last year. However, that Sunday, neighbors alleged that no permit had been issued to allow a worship gathering to take place at the house.

Authorities asked the homeowner, who acknowledged she had hosted multiple worship gatherings, to publicly say she would no longer host worship services. “Declaring that starting today, I will no longer hold religious services in my house. Thus, I made this statement without any coercion from any party,” the woman said in a video….

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