Declaration of "Forum Lintas Generasi"


FORUM LINTAS GENERASI

DEMOCRATIC STUDY & PUBLIC EDUCATION
(Moral & Cultural Aspects: Law, Economics, & Politics)

Jakarta, January 2006

Basic Considerations

The atmosphere of democracy, which occurs after reformation, has continued to become more significant. When society is busy to explore the essence of democracy, we feel more problems emerge within the community. Those problems didn’t diminish, as a matter of fact, it becomes worse such as: the rising price of fuel which cause misery to society, famine and hunger-oedema diseases were everywhere, terrorism actions, natural disasters caused by government’s lack ness in action and policy, local political conflict in regional autonomy, bad relationship with neighbor countries, and our very eternal problem of corruptions which still added with our incapability to pay debts to IMF and other donors.

The root of these issues was no other than the abolishment of this nation’s moral and cultural values in the political life of this country. The law, economics, and politics failed to take the role as the instruments to improve society’s intelligent and welfare, and they were made as the commodities to reach and justify the interests of certain group of people which didn’t represent society’s need. Tragically, with so many internal problems haunting us, we seem to neglect and not paying attention on Globalization and the issues behind it. By still possessing a lack ness to address those severe harms, it is possible that one day it will backstab us and become a threat to the collapse of this nation of Indonesia, like we’ve already learned from what happened in Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia.

The main core of the troubles and threats to Indonesia were because we missed the moral and cultural considerations in the decision making process and the concrete implementations in all sector. The blast of political practice, law enforcement, and efforts to accomplish ideal society with prosperity and democracy, were then filled without this nation’s noble principle of moral and culture.

Based on those considerations we have the courage to establish this organization. Burdened with those noble mandates, we as young people who possess a care ness towards the changing of era, always strive to conduct many analysis and public education, in order to send the spirit of moral and cultural essence to fill and strengthen democracy in our beloved country.

Objectives

To educate and build a national identity which is based on the spirit of moral and cultural values, in the study and public education of law, economics, and politics.

Form of Activities of Forum Lintas Generasi

Monthly Activities
Conducting thematic dialogues and discussions with social figures from several elements such as: civilian, military, art and literature figure, educator, and religious leader, who own critical thinking and high credibility and integrity.

Annual Activities
Conducting open discussion in national scale named “Forum Lintas Generasi Convention” which will be held every November 10th in order to recall the Youth Pledge Day.

The Founders:

  • Paku Utama : Student of Faculty of Law UI 2004
  • Gisca Nuraissa : Student of Faculty of Law UI 2004
  • Mahareksa Singh Dillon : Student of Faculty of Law UI 2004
  • Lambertus Tukan Berto : Student of Germany Literature, FIB UI 2004
  • Alida Tadjoedin : Student of Leiden University (Bridging Program)
  • Pan Mohamad Faiz : Postgraduate Student of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (Master of Comparative Law)

* The Advisors:

  • Abdurahman Saleh
  • Abdurrahman Wahid
  • Adi Sasono
  • Adnan Buyung Nasution
  • Aida Ismet
  • Ali Sadikin
  • Arief Rachman
  • Arif T. Surowijoyo
  • BJ Habibie
  • Faisal Basrie
  • Frans Magnis Suseno
  • Goenawan Mohammad
  • H.S. Dillon
  • Hariman Siregar
  • Hikmahanto Juwana
  • Iwan Fals
  • Jakob Oetama
  • Jimly Ashiddiqie
  • Karni Ilyas
  • Marie Muhammad
  • Mas Achmad Santosa
  • Nono Anwar Makarim
  • Rizal Ramli
  • Sutanto
  • Sutiyoso
  • Taufik Ismail
  • Todung Mulya Lubis
  • Wikrama I Abidin
  • Winarno Surachmat

* We are trying to confirm them all soon. Not all of them have confirmed this.

DECLARATION of FORUM LINTAS GENERASI

The core of the problems and threats to Indonesia were because we missed the moral and cultural considerations in the decision making process and the concrete implementations in all sector. In the end, democratization was filled without this nation’s noble principle of moral and culture.

Based on those considerations we have the courage to establish this organization. Burdened with those noble mandates, we as young people who possess a care ness towards the changing of era, always try to conduct many analysis and public education, in order to send the spirit of moral and cultural essence to fill and strengthen democracy in our beloved country.

14 Januari 2006

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