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Many types of religious services are organized by the expatriate community and services/activities are held in foreign languages (English, French, German, etc.). If there is a significant community for a particular religious group, you can be pretty certain that the members of that community will have formed a group, formal or informal, wherein they can practice their religion together.

The Indonesian constitution and Panca Sila (the five principals) recognize religious freedom. The Indonesian government does, however, recognize only five religions for Indonesians: Islam, Christian Protestant, Christian Catholic, Hindu and Buddhist. According to Indonesian law, every citizen has to declare their religion, one of the five, and this designation is put on a person's official documents.

If the religion you practice is one of the above, you would be able to join the Indonesian community of followers and worship with them. There may, however, be a language barrier. You may also find differences in the way your religion is practiced within the Indonesian congregation - different from what you are accustomed to in your home country.

If you prefer to practice your religion in your native tongue, you will find that religious services in Indonesia (especially in Jakarta where the expat community is larger) are held in English, Dutch, French, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Tagalog, German, Urdu, Hindi and other languages.

Below is a listing of the various religious services that we have information on. If you have an Email contact for a congregation or worship service of expatriates that is not listed below, please share it with us and we will contact the leaders and get complete information from them to post on the website.

Christian Services in Jakarta:

Abbalove MarketPlace Ministry Protestant

All Saints Anglican Church Protestant

Calvary Life Fellowship in Lippo Karawaci, Tangerang Protestant

Catholic Masses and CCD Classes in English Catholic

Catholic Masses in German, French, Korean and Spanish Catholic

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - English congregation - Jakarta

City Tower International Service - Protestant

Deutschsprachige Katholische Gemeinde (German Speaking Catholic Community)

Evangelische Gemeinde Deutscher Sprache Protestant (German)

GBI Fatmawati Protestant

GBI Rehobot Ministry Protestant

Grace Methodist Church Protestant

International English Service Protestant

International English Service - IES South - Protestant

Jakarta Central Church of Seventh Day Adventist  Protestant

Jakarta International Baptist Church Protestant

Jakarta International Christian Fellowship Protestant

Jakarta International Seventh-day Adventist Church Protestant

Wesley Methodist Church Jakarta Protestant

Muslim Services in Jakarta:

Rahmania Foundation

Sisters - expatriate Muslim women's group, Korean reading in English every Thursday 5.30 pm

These are the larger mosques in Jakarta. To our knowledge, they don't have any English services:

Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Pusat
Masjid Sunda Kelapa, Menteng
Masjid Pondok Indah, Pondok Indah
Masjid AT Taqwa, Jl. Sriwijaya, Kebayoran Baru
Masjid Al Azhar, Jl. Singamangaraja, Kebayoran Baru

Hindu Services in Jakarta

Pura Adhitya Jaya
Jln Daksinapati Raya no 10
Rawamangun, Jakarta Timur
Tel. (62-21) 470-5758
Email

Lord Balaji / Srinivasa Perumal
Jl. Pluit Barat Raya No . 46
Tel. (62-021) 661-6617
Email
Website www.pluitsrinivasar.org

Sikh Services in Jakarta

Gurudwara Guru Nanak
Jl Merpati Raya Rt.002/Rw 03
Kampung Sawah - Ciputat
Tel. (021) 74634688
Contact: B. Rahal at 7396561 - 0816 953416

Jl. Pasar Baru Timur
(opposite Golden Truly)
Jakarta Pusat
Tel. 384-3338

Jl. Melur IV No. 8
Jakarta Utara
Tel. 430-4045

Buddhist Services in Jakarta

Tergar Meditation Center
Jl. Row 47 No 35
Green Mansion, Jakarta Barat
www.tergar.or.id

Confucian (Konghucu) Services in Jakarta

Konghucu Temple Da Bo Gong
Jl. Pantai Sanur 5 No. 38
Ancol, Jakarta Utara

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