my.writings


here is the link to some of my writings

 

Caring for People with a Disability;

A Vision of the Brothers of Charity, International Community and the Church

 

Increasing the quality of life has been always everyone’s concern. Through the history, people always try to achieve that goal by developing groups or organizations.  These groups, organizations or communities have the same goal base but might base in different way. This writing is emphasised on the vision of caring for the people with a disability of three groups; the Brothers of Charity, International Community and the Church. ....read more

 

 

Education of People with Mental Disability by Brothers of Charity

in Belgium

A Historical Approach

 

 Since they were founded in Belgium in 1807, the Brothers of Charity have spread over twenty-six countries in four continents. Their apostolate is still in the line with the charism of their founder Peter Joseph Triest (1760-1836); that is educating and taking care of the poor, the disabled, and those who are marginalized by society. One of their very concerns is the service to the people with mental disabilities. Nearly two hundred years after they were founded, the Brothers of Charity have many institutions for people with mental disabilities in many countries. ....read more

 

 

"Challenge and Response" Mbah Maridjan

A Psychosociocultural Approach

(Published in KOMPAS Daily News - Yogyakarta Edition - May 2, 2007)

 

 Bagi kita yang menaruh perhatian pada situasi Gunung Merapi beberapa bulan atau tahun terakhir ini, pasti kenal siapa Mbah Maridjan dan bagaimana sepak terjangnya dalam menyikapi gejolak alam Gunung Merapi., yang teguh memegang keyakinan akan persahabatannya dengan sang gunung, menganggap Gunung Merapi adalah halaman tempatnya “bermain”. Maka dengan mantap bertahan di lereng Merapi yang oleh banyak orang dianggap berbahaya - dan memang berbahaya pada saat aktivitas gunung tersebut meningkat. Namanyapun  disebut-sebut oleh Sri Sultan Hamengku Bowono X dalam pisowanan agung sebagai orang yang patut diteladani .... read more