Led by Gloria Truly ESTRELITA (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Centre Asie du Sud-Est, Paris) & Eduardo Erlangga DRESTANTA (Sorbonne Université).

Project description:

There has been little recognition of humanitarian aid provided by the Catholic Church in Indonesia. Yet, Indonesia’s longstanding tradition of progressive Catholic movements has tended to different issues from poverty, war, human rights, and exploitive development practices. This project studies how these Catholic social movements have progressively favored the helpless and mistreated as well as how these social movements play a role in a pluralistic Indonesian society, especially during the socio-political crisis in Indonesia.

Related Publications:

Erlangga, Eduardo Drestanta, Elrianton Muskita, I Dewa Made Frendika Septanaya & Placidus Kristadi Stefanugroho. “The role of the church institution in responding the COVID-19 pandemic (case study: Jemaat Rehoboth, GPM).” Jurnal Penataan Ruang, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2022. Click here to read.

Estrelita, Gloria Truly. “Pendekatan humanis Gereja Katolik pada tahanan politik terduga komunis pasca 1965”, the Conversation, 18 May 2021. Click here to read.



“Jumat Baik” webinar talks about the Movement of St. Monfort Parish Church in Badau, West Kalimantan. Father Adji, Pr (Head priest of Badau parish 2004-2016) shared his exciting experiences during his ministry to understand the dynamics of religious and cultural values in movement, action, and social development in a pluralistic Indonesian society.

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