Church Leaders from GKI, GIDI, Fellowship of Baptist Churches and KINGMI Papua have expressed their concern about the situation in Papua. They express their sympathy to the victims of violence and those with lost or damaged property during the protests between 19-29 August across Papua and West Papua. They also express their gratitude to the thousands of Papuans who have been brave to protest against racial discrimination, something that has been experienced for a long time by Papuans in all walks of life.
On their Letter of Appeal, the Church Leaders recount a series of concerning events that took place between the first day of protests and 3 September 2019 and have led to a crisis situation with escalating violence and the continued heavy presence of security forces. They conclude by calling for international action and urging the Government of Indonesia to have a mediated dialogue with the ULMWP.
DOWNLOAD THE PASTORAL LETTER OF APPEAL AS PFD HERE