Church Leaders

Church leaders in Papua call for end to military operations

Pastor Alberto John Bunai headed a press conference to deliver the statement by the group of Catholic leaders at the Bright World of Christ Parish in Waena, Jayapura city, Papua province.

He said there had been dozens of ideological and political conflicts between indigenous Papuans and the Indonesian government, and that these conflicts had triggered armed violence in Papua to this day.

Advocacy with churches on COVID-19

NCDPHA Risk Communication and Community Engagement leader, Rhonda Tisap said her team has been conducting COVID-19 awareness and advocacy meetings in different places and it has been an uphill battle.

She believes there will be breakthrough once church leaders and health workers are fully engaged in the battle against COVID-19.

Early this month, Ms Tisap and her team organised an advocacy meeting with the churches.

She said church leaders was one of the target groups for the advocacy conducted at Morauta Haus.