Pluralism Care Movement
"International Burning Quran Day"
|Recently, religious communities throughout
the world are very disturbed by the provocation from Dove
World Outreach Center, based in Florida, USA. This
non-denomination group led by Senior Pastor Dr. Terry and
Sylvia Jones, on behalf of Christianity has been campaigning
the International Burn a Koran Day on the coming
commemoration of 9 years WTC Tragedy (9/11) in their webpage
and Facebook. For us, the campaign and provocation of Pastor
Dr. Terry and Sylvia Jones are very ignoble, uncivilized,
and deserve critique.
The campaign and plan of Dove World Outreach Center are
clearly abusive actions toward Islam, a violation towards
freedom of religion as well as towards International
Declaration about HUMAN RIGHTS.
Responding to this condition, Pluralism Care Movement state
1. We fulminate against Dove World Outreach Center's plan to
burn Al-Quran in USA.
2. We ask Dove World Outreach Center to immediately withdraw
their statement and call off the ignoble plan that put other
religions in contempt.
3. United States government to immediately cease Dove World
Outreach Center vile plan as the action is not only
violating the human rights but could also trigger heated
situations and conflicts between religious people throughout
4. We urge all parties not to follow the appeal from Dove
World Outreach Center.
5. We appeal that all people, including religious people in
Indonesia, not to be trapped in anarchist actions like this,
which shows uncivilized behavior.
6. Indonesian government to continue facilitating betterment
towards religious freedom in Indonesia; and spur Indonesian
people to maintain peace and harmony among all religious
people in Indonesia, entering Ramadan - the Fasting Month.
Salemba, 4th August 2010
Head Office of Communion of Churches in Indonesia
We who stated: Communion of Churches in Indonesia, Pluralism
Care Movement, Inter-Religion Forum, Parisada Hindu Dharma
Indonesia, MATAKIN, Maarif Institute, Wahid Institute, Forum
Kerukunan Antar Umat Beragama, Masyarakat Dialog Antar
Agama, Moderator Muslim Society, DPP Gerakan Angkatan Muda
Kristen Indonesia (GAMKI), Pengurus Pusat Gerakan Mahasiswa
Kristen Indonesia (PP GMKI) Mr. Djohan Effendi, Mr. Bungaran
Saragih, Damien Dematra, Pdt. DR. Albertus Patty, Mr. A.
Wahid Maryanto, DR. KH Nuril Arifin Husein, MBA, Zuhairi
Misrawi, Fajar Riza Ul Haq, Pdt. Henry Lokra, Jeirry
Sumampouw, Judith Tompah, Dr. Eggy Sudjana, Pong Hardjatmo,
Dr. Julia Satari, etc.
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Burn Al-Quran Day"
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