author: Greg Soetomo

  • CONTRIBUTORS

    Greg Soetomo SJ

    • Greg Soetomo
    • 17 May 2007

    Greg Soetomo is an Indonesian Jesuit who edits Hidup, a weekly general interest magazine that explores the social dimenson of Christian faith.

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  • RELIGION

    Muslim at the heart of an Indonesian Christian office

    • Greg Soetomo
    • 27 February 2007
    2 Comments

    When I reflect on this conversation, I am also struck by how different what I see in daily life is from what I read and watch in the media about about Muslim militants, the clash between Christians and Muslims, fundamentalism, or terrorism. Every age has its own false ideas. In our time, it is the notion that identifies Islam with hostility and aggression.

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  • RELIGION

    Dialogue between individuals the way to inter-faith understanding

    • Greg Soetomo
    • 27 February 2007
    1 Comment

    Encounters between individuals come before discussion of ideology or religion. By engaging in a dialogue between cultures and civilisations, a clash of religions can be avoided.

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  • RELIGION

    The ten commandments of marketing

    • Greg Soetomo
    • 27 February 2007
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    You cannot worship God and Mammon, Jesus says. But when people see themselves as divided by their understanding of God, Mammon can be a bridge on which they can stand together and talk. Hermawan Kartajaya reminded me of this recently.

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  • RELIGION

    Indonesian Muslim-Christian relations: a story of harmony

    • Greg Soetomo
    • 12 June 2006
    1 Comment

    Islam in Indonesia is not monolithic, Indonesian Muslims have generally engaged with other faiths, and are unique in tolerating without outrage the conversion of their people to Christianity.

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