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Indonesia Student Christian Movement

Gerakan Mahaiswa Kristen Indonesia (GMKI)


The Indonesia SCM can be traced back to 1920’s when Chaplaincy organized activities for students on campus. On 28 December 1932 the Christelijke Student Vereeninging op Java (CSV) was founded by a group of Dutch and local students. In 1945, after Indonesia became independent, the Perhimpunan Mahasiswa Kristen Indonesia (PMKI) created to continue CSV’s work.

Indonesia SCMOn 9 February 1950 Gerakan Mahasiswa Kristen Indonesia (GMKI) was established with a fusion of the CVS and the PMKI. This movement committed to attain the ideas of “having a deep rooted faith, a high level of intellect, and a strong sense of service”. The movement became largest in Asia with 50,000 members with 42 local branches focusing on wide range of issues of the country.


Contact: GMKI facebook page

Indonesia SCM (GMKI)
Jl. Salemba Raya
No. 10 Flat 21
Jakarta Pusat

E-mail: ppgmki[at]
Website: Facebook page


Country information

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Country Indonesia
Capital name: Jakarta
geographic coordinates:

6 10 S, 106 49 E
time difference:
UTC+7 (12 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Indonesia is divided into three time zones
Population 240,271,522 (July 2009 est.)
GMT +7/8
Location Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean
Area total: 1,919,440 sq km
1,826,440 sq km
93,000 sq km
Ethnic groups Javanese 40.6%, Sundanese 15%, Madurese 3.3%, Minangkabau 2.7%, Betawi 2.4%, Bugis 2.4%, Banten 2%, Banjar 1.7%, other or unspecified 29.9% (2000 census)
Religions Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 3.4% (2000 census)
Languages Bahasa Indonesia (official, modified form of Malay), English, Dutch, local dialects (the most widely spoken of which is Javanese)
Government type republic
National holiday Independence Day, 17 August (1945)
Constitution August 1945; abrogated by Federal Constitution of 1949 and Provisional Constitution of 1950, restored 5 July 1959; series of amendments concluded in 2002
Legal system based on Roman-Dutch law, substantially modified by indigenous concepts and by new criminal procedures and election codes; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Internet country code .id


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