Jayapura, Jubi – GIDI and Muslim communities at Tolikara agreed to resolve the last incident of 17 July 2015 at Karubaga, Tolikara Regency. Both sides also agreed to solve their problem alone without any intervention from others outside of Papua.
Facilitating by Inter-religious Harmony Forum (FKUB) on Wednesday (29/7/2015), both sides have agree on seven points as reference of conflict resolution due to incident. Applied as witnesses of this agreement are Nahdatul Ulama Papua Province, Kingmi Church Synod and Papua Civil Community Association.
Seven points of agreement are as following:
“Agreement Between Muslims and Christians of Karubaga, Tolikara Regency”
Today, on Wednesday of 29 July 2015, herewith the undersigned who are representing Muslim and Christian communities at Karubaga, Tolikara Regency stated their agreement that:
1.Incident that occurred on the celebration of Eid al-Fitr on Friday, 17 July 2015 in Tolikara Regency is not a religious conflict but only ‘miscommunication’ between both parties and we express our condolence at the lost of both life and goods.
2.We sincerely forgive each other.
3.We agree to go through the customary law in order to end the dispute and ask both parties to must end the legal process.
4.We agree to rebuild the Musholla (little mosque).
5.We agree to review this agreement regularly and maintain the peace and harmony between both parties.
6.We will mutually maintain, respect and appeal to the entire religious communities in Indonesia to keep respecting to both GIDI and Muslim communities to do prayer as usual.
7.We call on government to guarantee the freedom of religion and faith practice as well as the freedom to build the worship house.
The agreement is not only raised because of our anxiety, concern or fear but it was rooted in experience of peace and respectful between Christian and Muslim communities for decades at Karubaga, Tolikara Regency and our expectation of more peaceful and respectful life.
Jayapura, 29 July 2015.
We are the undersigned:
1. Ustad Ali Mukhtar;
2. Ustad Ali Usman;
3. Rev. Nayus Wonda;
4. Rev. Marthen Jingga;
5. Rev. Imanuel B. Genongga
1. Chairman of NU Papua Province, Dr. H. Tonny VM, Wanggai, MA;
2. President of GIDI, the Rev. Dorman Wandikbo, S.Th;
3. The Rev. Lipiyus Biniluk, M.Th