Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners
Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person
The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison   (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)
US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)
Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Friday, January 1, 2016

Bogor to Stage Interfaith Prayer for a More Tolerant 2016

Jakarta Globe, Vento Saudale, December 31, 2015

GKI Yasmin congregants have been unable to enter their church in Bogor,
despite a court order. (Antara Photo/Jafkhairi)

Bogor. In part of an effort to shake off its reputation for being the most intolerant city in Indonesia, the Bogor city government plans to include an interfaith prayer as well as a Koran reading in its New Year celebration.

The Koran reading is scheduled for Thursday at City Hall, while the interfaith prayer will take place on New Year's Day at the Expression Park in Central Bogor.

Mayor Bima Arya said he hopes both events will encourage residents to usher in 2016 with a more positive attitude.

Toto M. Ulum of the city's secretariat added: "The two events will give us the opportunity to pray for a better 2016, for both Bogor and the entire country."

Arifin Himawan, secretary general of Bogor's Interfaith Social Agency (Basolia), echoed Toto's sentiments, saying: "We want to start the new year with an interfaith prayer because we want Bogor to improve. We want to spotlight our city's beautiful diversity and tolerance."

Leading religious freedom watchdog the Setara Institute conducted a survey in 94 cities nationwide in November to identify Indonesia's least and most religiously tolerant regions. Results crowned Bogor as the nation's least tolerant city.

A satellite city south of Jakarta, Bogor scored 5.21 out of 7 in the tolerance scale (7 being the least tolerant), with researchers citing authorities’ long-running refusal to allow a Christian congregation into its church  as a clear example of the government condoning and even facilitating religious intolerance.

“Bogor continues to see so many instances of intolerance, with the government failing to respond accordingly. The same goes with the other nine cities [in the top 10],” Setara Institute deputy chairman Bonar Tigor Naipospos said in November.

Indonesia's most intolerant cities include Bekasi, on the eastern outskirts of Jakarta; Banda Aceh; Tangerang, just west of Jakarta; Depok, south of the capital; Bandung; Serang, Banten; Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara; and Sukabumi and Tasikmalaya in West Java.

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