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Discourse of religious pluralism in Indonesia

Thoha, Anis Malik (2011) Discourse of religious pluralism in Indonesia. In: Seminar “Al-Qur’an dan Cabaran Pluralisme Agama: Pengajaran Masa Lalu, Keperihalan Semasa dan Hala Tuju Masa Depan”, 19-20 July 2011, Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM).. (In Press)

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Abstract

In Indonesia, which is a multi-cultural and multi-religious country, inter-group conflicts frequently take place in religious forms and colours, or involve religious issues directly. Many, accordingly, have attempted to propose the concept and theory of “religious pluralism” in order to provide a peaceful and humane solution to the problem. Soeharto’s government has been regarded as the most systematic and successful institution in dealing with religious conflicts. At least, it managed, to a large extent and by any means, to control and to stop these conflicts from bursting. However, as soon as this regime collapsed in 1998, the religious conflicts came into existence on a large scale in different parts of the country, such as in Moluccas and Poso, Eastern Indonesia. Therefore, in the era of “reformation”, the discourse of religious pluralism gains currency – and moral acknowledgement – more than before, within the different levels and circles of society in Indonesia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Religious Pluralism, Islamic state, Pancasila, guided demokrasi, civil religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: DR. Anis Malik Thoha
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2011 15:15
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 23:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3354

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