Research News - Asia
Participating Research Institutions in Asia
- Centre for Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Contact Kang Phee Seng, http://arts.hkbu.edu.hk/ctr_cscs.asp
- Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia
Contact Robert Borrong, Teologi@bit.net.id
- United Theological College, India
Contact John Mohan Razu, www.utcbangalore.com
- Presbyterian College & Theological Seminary, Korea
Contact Sung Bihn Yim, www.pcts.ac.kr/English/
Jakarta Theological Seminary, Indonesia
I just ended my responsibility as the President of Jakarta Theological Seminary. The new President for 2007-2011 is Dr. Jan S. Aritonang. I am, however, still servings as the Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics. In October 29-31 there will be a national consultation on Ethics as guidance for the nation. In this consultation will be discussed issues like: the role of ethics in the social life of Indonesia. The specific discussion will be focusing on the role of Christian ethics in the recent Indonesian situation. We are aware as nation of our moral challenges as we are proclaimed as a nation with high levels of corruption by Transparancy International. We would like to challenge ourselves how to educate our people to become a respectful people among nations. Participants in this consultation will come from theological Institutions and representatives of Christian Universities across the country.
We just celebrated our 73th anniversary as the oldest seminary in Indonesia. In this respect we try to give our best to our society. The second program is to perform certification for Christian Education Instructors in Public Schools all over Indonesia. There are about 4000 Christian Teachers in Public Schools (State Schools) in Indonesia, and our Seminary is tasked by our government to provide certification for them. This project will be one of our extra programs as seminary, and is one of our contributions to our society.