A Gift for the Santri
The new Bill on Pesantren and Religious Education was discussed without involving Christian and Catholic organizations.
SOON after the House of Representatives (DPR) Legislation Body concluded their discussions on the Bill on Pesantren (Islamic boarding school) and Religious Education in mid-September, Supratman Andi Atgas’ cellphone was flooded with text messages and phone calls from a number of Christian organizations. They all protested the draft because it would pose limitations on Sunday schools and catechism.
Supratman, Chair of the DPR’s Legis...