Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Peace Building Activism of Millennial Santri Communities through Social Media: A Nethnography Study

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291669,
        author={M  Sobirin and H  Muhammad and M K Zuhri},
        title={Peace Building Activism of  Millennial Santri Communities through  Social Media: A Nethnography Study},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AICIS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={peace building santri social media },
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291669}
    }
    
  • M Sobirin
    H Muhammad
    M K Zuhri
    Year: 2020
    Peace Building Activism of Millennial Santri Communities through Social Media: A Nethnography Study
    AICIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291669
M Sobirin1,*, H Muhammad1, M K Zuhri1
  • 1: Faculty of Ushuluddin and Humanities, UIN Walisongo Semarang
*Contact email: mohamadsobirin@walisongo.ac.id

Abstract

This research is dedicated to answering the questions; how do the santri communities perform the practice of peacebuilding on social media? And how do they respond to propaganda based on religious extremism on social media? By using nethnography approach, this study found that they have performed peacebuilding activism within the social media sphere by producing moderate discourses and countering radical doctrines. There are 3 main topics of discourses; a. Moderate Sunnitheology doctrines and anti-hate speech discourses, b. Religious based tolerance and multiculturalism discourses, and c. Universal peaceful discourses. Although the strategies to express the discourses are different, but the driving factor to produce discourses generally is similar; their awareness in response to religious discourses within social media that has been overly dominated by Anti-Aswaja propaganda, radical doctrines, and Islamism that seek to replace Pancasila with Islam as Indonesia’s constitution.