Battling Mass Organisations in Bogor

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“The principle of [handling differences] is that we don’t all need to be the same, but we must unite. On the flipside, if we’re the same, we don’t need to deliberately look for differences,” Abraham Halim, a community leader and historical and cultural observer tells New Naratif from his home in Pulo Geulis, Bogor, West Java.

Pulo Geulis is a piece of land in the middle of the Ciliwung River, which flows from south to north through the city of Bogor in West Java. Pulo Geulis is known for its cultural and religious diversity; according to residents, 40% of the population subscribe to Confucianism, while the rest are Sunda or other immigrant tribes such as the Batak or Ambon, with a mix of Christians and Muslims.

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