Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Kumpul Kope and Pesta Sekolah as a Means of Interreligious Dialogue in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345649,
        author={Fransiskus S Lega and Theofilus A Ndorang},
        title={Kumpul Kope and Pesta Sekolah as a Means of Interreligious Dialogue in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2023, 15-16 December 2023, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2024},
        month={5},
        keywords={local wisdom kumpul kope pesta sekolah religion interreligious dialogue},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345649}
    }
    
  • Fransiskus S Lega
    Theofilus A Ndorang
    Year: 2024
    Kumpul Kope and Pesta Sekolah as a Means of Interreligious Dialogue in Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-12-2023.2345649
Fransiskus S Lega1,*, Theofilus A Ndorang1
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng, Indonesia
*Contact email: franslega78@gmail.com

Abstract

Interfaith dialogue is a necessity in today's pluralistic world. Many efforts have been made to encourage interfaith dialogue. This research seeks to explore the local wisdom of the Manggarai people to develop interfaith dialogue. The local wisdom studied is the Kope Gathering and School Party traditions. The method used in data collection and analysis is qualitative research. Research data was obtained through in-depth interviews with 16 Catholic and Islamic sources. They are selected according to certain criteria. Data analysis uses the Miles and Hubermann framework which includes data collection, reduction, presentation and drawing conclusions. The results of the analysis found that the Kumpul Kope and School Festival traditions have become a means of inter-religious dialogue in Manggarai. These two traditions are a means of strengthening dialogue between Catholics and Muslims in Manggarai. However, harmony between religious communities in Manggarai could be shaken in the future due to the introduction of various exclusive and fanatical teachings. This problem can be overcome if the tradition is maintained, revitalized and modified.