Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

Science, Religion, and Politics: Issues and Challenges in Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US and Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315593,
        author={Peter  Suwarno},
        title={Science, Religion, and Politics: Issues and Challenges in Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US and Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Democracy and Social Transformation, ICON-DEMOST 2021, September 15, 2021, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICON-DEMOST},
        year={2022},
        month={2},
        keywords={science; politics; religions; covid-19; humanity},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315593}
    }
    
  • Peter Suwarno
    Year: 2022
    Science, Religion, and Politics: Issues and Challenges in Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US and Indonesia
    ICON-DEMOST
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2021.2315593
Peter Suwarno1,*
  • 1: Arizona State University
*Contact email: peter.suwarno@gmail.com

Abstract

Throughout human history, pandemic has created sufferings and uncertainties, leading to frantic searches for remedy scientifically and spiritually, including the current COVID-19 pandemic that has inundated the whole world. Fortunately, advances in science have helped contain many deadly deceases and made speedy progress in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic, but scientific information still clashes with those of non-scientific, religious, and political ones. The purpose of this paper is to describe the role of science, religion, and politics in how we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and in Indonesia. Using literature reviews, this study will collect data from researches, surveys and information from various media containing COVID-19 issues. This study argues that, while religions and politics play important roles in dealing with crises such as COVID-19 pandemic, evidences in science will continue to have the most prevailing contribution for the future well-being of humanity.