Mediating peace through local tradition of cross-religious community in Saparua island, Moluccas

Toisuta, Hasbollah ORCID:, Wakano, Abidin and Huda, Miftahul ORCID: (2022) Mediating peace through local tradition of cross-religious community in Saparua island, Moluccas. el Harakah: Jurnal Budaya Islam, 24 (2). pp. 239-262. ISSN 23561734

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On Saparua Island in the Moluccas, Indonesia, local tradition guides the interreligious community of Muslims and Christians. Issues relating to people's races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds frequently spark conflict in the community. At the moment, it is working on maintaining and advancing peace. This article presents an investigation into the factors that contribute to religious harmony in communities comprised of members of different faiths. This research was conducted on Saparua Island through observation and interviews with community figures and members of the religious, academic, youth, and female communities. It was hypothesized, and subsequent research confirmed, that the community adheres to the principles of peace and the way of life espoused by the "Basudara People" in Ale Rasa Beta Rasa, Sagu Salempeng Patah Dua, and Sei Leli Hatulo-Hatuli Eleli Esepei. Peace in the cross-religious community can be achieved through the practice of local traditions like Pela Gandong and Masohi, which are forms of community cooperation. As a consequence of this, the result demonstrates the significance of having dialogues between people of different religious and cultural backgrounds to keep and maintain the viability of interreligious peace.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: peace; local tradition; cross-religious community
Subjects: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Miftahul Huda
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2023 08:39


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