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West Papua: public talk by Rev.Socratez Yoman

West Papua: public talk by Rev.Socratez Yoman

Where: Wellington Central Baptist Church
46-48 Boulcott St, Wellington

When: 5.30pm Monday 28 August 2006

Reverend Socratez Sofyan Yoman is the President of Communion of Baptist Churches West Papua. In the last eight years, Reverend Yoman has taken an increasingly high profile as a campaigner for peace, justice and human rights in West Papua.

Since 2002, all West Papuan church leaders and leaders of all other religions, people in government and the traditional councils, and the entire population have declared West Papua to be a Land of Peace. In particular, the churches and human rights NGOs have campaigned consistently at many levels, local, national and international, to preserve West Papua as a Land of Peace, with the aim and hope of basic human rights, human dignity, justice, peace and equality.

Come hear Reverend Yoman discuss the difficult task of creating a Land of Peace in the Pacific.


Reverend Yoman has briefed Australian, UK and European parliamentarians as well as UN representatives about West Papua. He has also given many international TV and radio interviews, and is held in high esteem by major international peace and justice NGOs.

Reverend Yoman has written 5 books on West Papua: including Orang Papua Bukan Separatis (Papuans Are Not Separatists), Pintu Menuju Papua Merdeka (Gate to Free Papua), PEPERA 1969 DI PAPUA BARAT TIDAK DEMOKRATIS (Referendum 1969 in West Papua Was Not Democratic), MAKAR DAN OPM (Coup d’etat and Free Papua Movement), GEREJA MEMBISU DAN TAK BERDAYA DALAM SEJARAH KEKERSAN DAN PENINDASAN TERHADAP UMAT TUHAN DI PAPUA BARAT (The Silence of The Churches in The History of Abuse and Repression of People of West Papua).


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