Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Global Education and Society Science, ICOGESS 2019,14 March, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Research Article

Instrument for Interreligious Harmony Approach in the City of Medan

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.14-3-2019.2292048,
        author={Suardin  Gaurifa},
        title={Instrument for Interreligious Harmony Approach in the City of Medan},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of Global Education and Society Science, ICOGESS 2019,14 March, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOGESS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={harmony religious communities tolerance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.14-3-2019.2292048}
    }
    
  • Suardin Gaurifa
    Year: 2020
    Instrument for Interreligious Harmony Approach in the City of Medan
    ICOGESS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.14-3-2019.2292048
Suardin Gaurifa1,*
  • 1: Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Pelita Kebenaran, Medan, Indonesia
*Contact email: suardingaurifa@sttpk-medan.ac.id

Abstract

The issue of harmony between religious groups is an major priority for which effective solutions must be discovered in the context of the united Republic of Indonesia. This need is particularly arises due to the increasing number of cases involving interreligious groups that have plagued people's lives in the beloved country of Indonesia. Intolerant actions that have taken place in various regions of Indonesia brought a deep concern regarding the situation which very likely can lead to deterioration of relations between people from various backgrounds of beliefs. Several issues have triggered conflict between religious communities, pertaining religious terminology, exercising offensive approach of apologetics, the neglect of the divine strategy in the restoration of the Tabernacle of David to reach out to people outside God, and the communication of evangelical inelegant terms by Christian evangelists. Therefore a comprehensive study is needed to find potential aspects to develop trust by bridging the diversities in Indonesia to ensure a harmonious social life free from intolerance and radicalism.