goodmorningpapua.com – Religious leaders in Papua invoke that the unity and integrity of the nation created from religious harmony must be maintained, preserved and hand in hand.
Foreign issues such as the war between Russia and Ukraine musn’t have a negative impact on national unity. This message was conveyed by the Chairperson of the Indonesian Pentecostal Church Fellowship (PGPI) of Papua Province as well as the II Chairperson of the Communion of Papuan Churches (PGGP), Pdt. MPA Maury S.Th.
“We who are in this country at least we are affected by the situation abroad. But in Indonesia we should not be affected nationally, let it be internationally. We as God’s people in Indonesia remain united,” said Rev. Maury, Saturday (5/3/2022).
He stated that the harmony that had been maintained in the Inter-Religion People Communication Forum (FKUB) must be maintained. Especially those who maintain and unite are people and figures from all religions throughout Indonesia. Rev. Maury explained, more specifically, national unity is also the task of the three pillars or three important pillars. The first furnace is religious leaders, women, youth and other figures.
The second furnace is the government, both executive, judiciary, legislative and TNI-Polri. While the third furnace is a specialty for traditional leaders throughout Indonesia.
“So, it’s like cooking water in one big Indonesian jar, three furnaces are the guards. If it’s hot, the water in the pot will boil and scatter, and vice versa. The three furnaces also keep this jar stable, sitting in its place, not falling. Maintaining sovereignty Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and submit to the 1945 Constitution and Pancasila,” he said.