about us

In 2003, in response to a call from religious leaders in West Papua to help them promote peace, justice and human rights, several faith-based organisations around the world have jointly formed a network. This Faith-Based Network on West Papua is committed to supporting the campaign of the Papuan religious leaders to make Papua "a Land of Peace."

The network aims to draw the attention of religious communities, governments and the international community to the suffering of the peoples of West Papua. The network urges them to assist the Indonesian government and the Papuan community to confront the challenges encountered by the Papuan peoples within the framework of peaceful change.


This is an international network; the following organisations are part of this network:


Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Geneva)  
Franciscans International (Geneva)
Geneva for Human Rights (Geneva)  

Mensen met een Missie (The Hague)

Mission 21 (Basel)
Pax Romana (Geneva)
Quakers (Australia)
United Evangelical Mission (Wuppertal)
Uniting World (Sydney)
West Papua Netzwerk (Wuppertal)
World Council of Churches









Transfer of FBN secretariat

The Hague --> Wuppertal

From 2011 Justice and Peace, The Netherlands will no longer hold the secretariat of the Faith Based Network on West Papua. From June 2011 onwards this will be taken over by the West Papua Netzwerk in Germany.


Research on the Education Sector in Papua (2010)
Communities, Children and Teachers in Papua
Hand in Hand for a Better Future



Human Rigths in Papua - 2009


Round Table Report (2008)

UPR report (2008)

Papuan Fact Sheet Indonesian

Position paper on West Papua by Cordaid, Mensen met een Missie and Justice and Peace (2006)


Geneva Appeal on West Papua