HKBP FIGHT BACK FOR SLAVERY IN REPLANTING THE FORESTRY IN BATAK LAND.WHY NOT PAYING CIVILIAN OR EMPLOYEE THE PUBLIC ?CUTTING COST OR JUST RIPP OFF?WHERE IS THE GREEDY EDUCTED BATAK?ANY ONE OF THEM HELPING THEIR PEOPLE OR JUST BEING BUSY CORRUPTING THE SYSTEM?

https://i2.wp.com/www.arcworld.org/databases/SacredGift.jpgINDONESIA: Indigenous Batak Christians fight back against lake pollution

The Batak Church of Sumatra is a fascinating blend of the Batak indigenous culture with a vibrant Christianity. As such, the theology and practice of the Church is dynamically grounded in a deep respect for the natural world.

Building upon this, the Church has created a major new programme aimed at engaging Batak society in protecting the environment. The actions undertaken in this Sacred Gift range from: a campaign to tackle pollution caused by logging and factories on nearby Lake Toba; protection of their local national park; work on combating soil erosion caused by deforestation; and the creation of a new post of Environment Officer for the Church.

All these practical actions are backed by workshops, sermons, educational resources and specific Church-run projects, which build awareness of key environmental problems.

The Church’s actions are not only significant for the local area but are also a model for other Churches in Indonesia.

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