The Christians, according Munarman, after the victory of Jokowi-Ahok in the election in Jakarta, Indonesia Church Council (DGI) and the Indonesian Bishops Council (MAWI), convened a meeting in Cikini (in front of Cut Mutiah Mosque), MAWI office, plans to set up a political party or to include church activists to all political parties.
“During “the Study of Islamic Politics” at the Grand Mosque of Al-Azhar, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, Sunday (26/1/14 ), Munarman, an advocate of an Islamic group, asserted that the 2014 elections likely to be a very important event as the Christians are very confident and sure of successful “to take” of power in Indonesia.
If the first scenario was less successful to establish political partysuch as the PDS (Partai Damai Sejahtera, Party of Peace and Welfare), the second scenario is by including church activists to political parties.
With the inclusion of church activists to political parties, so they will fight for the aspirations and interests of the church such as the inclusion of a number of church activists in PDIP (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia-Perjuangan or Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle), where PDIP is a mean of church activists to block the interests of Muslims.Like when discussing the Law of National Education System (Sisdiknas ) in the past where in the National Education law is written that the national education goal is “creating a faithful, pious and knowledge man.” This is being objected by Christian groups.
Citing Suara Pembaharuan evening newspaper of Saturday-Sunday edition (25-26/1/14), where the church facing the 2014 election, Munarman explicitly asserted, “The Church as a morale-political force is very right position, but the role of it has to be dynamic, according to circumstances. The US theologian J.Philip Wogoman in his book Christian Perspective on Politicts outlines seven levels of church involvement in politics” .
Then, Munarman outlines the seven levels of church involvement in politics which is determined by the state in which the church is located and serving one by one.
“Seven-level strategic actions of the church, first, beginning with the ethos. Secondly, educating church members about a particular issue. Thirdly, the church lobby. Fourthly, to support a particular candidate. Fifthly, as a political party. Sixthly, civil disobedience, and seventh ultimately revolution.”
In the meantime, they can address the conditions that exist today, and their position in the country, in fact Christians feel as marginalized groups, and they are very uneasy with restrictions on places of worship. In the era of autonomy like today, Christians feel that they are living in the area of Christian minority, they feel they have no access to have a post in the government and power.
But, Munarman said, the reality is quite contradictory as we can see in West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan and Jakarta, Solo, and a number of other areas, the Christians are a minority actually get a high position as governor, regent, and even a number of other positions .
Even now, with the economic power and media in their hands, the Christian can emasculate and destroy the Muslims.”