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Simatupang, Tahi Bonar
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( Jan 28, 1920, Sidikalang, North Sumatra – Jan 1, 1990, Jakarta), longtime chairman of the Communion of Churches in Indonesia (Batak churches) and one of its most eminent ecumenical pioneers. Dismissed from military service as chief of staff at the age of 39, he dedicated himself to bringing an open society to fruition on the basis of the Pancasila, calling on the church to contribute “positively, creatively, critically, and realistically” to building up the nation in the light o…

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Becker, Dieter, “Simatupang, Tahi Bonar”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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