Members of the Indonesian Christian Church -- also known as the Yasmin Church -- are preparing to appeal to the United Nations against a decision by the authorities in the West Java City of Bogor to close down their church, the Persecution website reports today (June 4, 2010).
Municipal authorities have been trying to prevent Christians from expressing their faith publicly in response to Muslim extremists. Christians have argued that they have a right to profess their faith wherever they live -- even if it means praying in the streets.
The decision to appeal to the UN was taken yesterday.
There are more Muslims living in Indonesia than in any other country in the world.