Occupation: Pastor in Pasundan Christian Church (GKP) Indonesia

1) What was your first connection with Mission 21 or Basel Mission?

My first connection with Basel Mission was through ecumenical course in Switzerland in 1998. After that,  I continued  with the co-operation  with Basel Mission until now with Mission 21 participating in Gender Justice program at Pasundan Christian Church (In Indonesia = Gereja Kristen Pasundan/GKP)   Indonesia.

2) What have been your contributions to the empowerment of women?

My contribution to the empowerment of women is through my work in the Women’s Commission of Pasundan Christian Church. I have planned and implemented women programs such as leadership training programme, economic empowerment  via establishing Quilting workshop, and  services for victims of violence  (Establishing the Women Crisis Center) I also work reading the Bible with new eyes.

3) Why do you think the empowerment of women is important in the Faith Based Organizations?

Because in reality, women still live in subordination. They live in violence and other bad situation in society.  The Faith Based Organizations are an integral part of the society and even the world, so that we have responsibility to achieving justice (Fundamentally, women equality) and peace in our society.  For that reason we need empowerment.