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“Construction for Christian School in Indonesia Halts,” International Christian Concern, December 4, 2023:
12/04/2023 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) — Several residents rejected the construction of the Gamaliel Christian School in Parepare City, South Sulawesi. The locals pushed for construction to stop, alleging the school did not have the correct permit. Construction stopped even though the Gamaliel School had obtained the required construction permit from the regional government.
This rejection was motivated by residents’ objections to a Christian school being built in a Muslim neighborhood.
Chairman of the Gamaliel Christian Education Foundation, Djuanda Alfonsius, said the permission to build the Gamaliel Christian School was obtained from the Regional Government of Parepare City in July 2023. Meanwhile, the land for the building belonged to the church, which was then handed over to the foundation to be converted into a school….