Religious Leaders and Indonesian Religious Harmony
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- Indonesia; Kecamatan Alor; Religious Leaders; Religious harmony
Religion as one of Southeast Asian countries' identity is a matter of pride as well as a concern as a trigger of conflict if not controlled and well maintained by social actors. Religious figures are important actors in the life of the citizen's diversity. Religious figures have a major contribution to the harmony or absence of religious communities. The purpose of this study is to explore the role of religious leaders in establishing and maintaining harmony between religious communities in Indonesia with focus on research sites in Alor District. This study used ethnography study with research setting in District Teluk Mutiara. Alor Regency East Nusa Tenggaraa Province. This research shows that religious leaders have an important role in building religious tolerance in Alor society through the work of "three stoves" (religious leaders, traditional leaders, government), interfaith dialogue leaders, and then encouraging religious leaders to give religious lecture material moderate in Alor District. The three stoves continue to reproduce the harmony between religious youth in the public spaces and private religious communities in Alor. Therefore the harmony of religious people reproduced by three stoves can be one of the reference how religious figures maintain the harmony of religious communities amid religious differences.
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TY - CONF AU - Zulkarnain Zulkarnain AU - Samsuri Samsuri PY - 2018/11 DA - 2018/11 TI - Religious Leaders and Indonesian Religious Harmony BT - Proceedings of the Annual Civic Education Conference (ACEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 93 EP - 96 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acec-18.2018.23 DO - 10.2991/acec-18.2018.23 ID - Zulkarnain2018/11 ER -