Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Religious Life, ISRL 2020, 2-5 November 2020, Bogor, Indonesia

Research Article

Transitional Religiosity: The Religion of Generation Z

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305063,
        author={Leonard Chrysostomos Epafras and Hendrikus Paulus Kaunang and Maksimilianus  Jemali and Vania Sharleen Setyono},
        title={Transitional Religiosity: The Religion of Generation Z},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Religious Life, ISRL 2020, 2-5 November 2020, Bogor, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISRL},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={generation z religion online religious subjectivity youth religiosity religion in indonesia},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305063}
    }
    
  • Leonard Chrysostomos Epafras
    Hendrikus Paulus Kaunang
    Maksimilianus Jemali
    Vania Sharleen Setyono
    Year: 2021
    Transitional Religiosity: The Religion of Generation Z
    ISRL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305063
Leonard Chrysostomos Epafras1,*, Hendrikus Paulus Kaunang2, Maksimilianus Jemali3, Vania Sharleen Setyono4
  • 1: Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta
  • 2: Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
  • 3: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus, Ruteng
  • 4: Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana
*Contact email: leonard_epafras@staff.ukdw.ac.id

Abstract

The present paper is the outcome of three-months research in 2019 on the religiosities of the Indonesian Generation Z (Gen Z). The two research questions oriented this undertaking, first, how is the formation of Gen Z religiosities within the context of communicative abundance? Secondly, how do they strategize the social media for their religiosities in the transitional phase to adulthood? We conducted seventy-five interviews and Focus Group Discussions and 745 respondents in an online survey, among the twelfth grade of senior high schoolers, and the first to third year of university students. The outcome of the research indicated among others, the prominent of Millennials’ position as the new religious authority and information curators for Gen Z; their distinct maneuver in social space; the formation of homophilial religious governmentality; and their negotiation and resistance toward certain religious doctrines.