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

Research Article

Mainstreaming Religious Moderation on Millennial Generation through Religious Literacy on Social Media

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305069,
        author={Haris  Burhani and Hendri Purbo Waseso and Siti  Atieqoh and A. Luthfi Hamidi},
        title={Mainstreaming Religious Moderation on Millennial Generation through Religious Literacy on Social Media},
        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={religious moderation religious literacy social media},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305069}
    }
    
  • Haris Burhani
    Hendri Purbo Waseso
    Siti Atieqoh
    A. Luthfi Hamidi
    Year: 2021
    Mainstreaming Religious Moderation on Millennial Generation through Religious Literacy on Social Media
    ISRL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305069
Haris Burhani1,*, Hendri Purbo Waseso1, Siti Atieqoh1, A. Luthfi Hamidi2
  • 1: Ministry of Religion's Research and Development and Training Agency
  • 2: IAIN Purwokerto
*Contact email: harisburhani@gmail.com

Abstract

The Internet currently exerts a significant impact on the millennial generation's growing racism through the strength of access to social media. This article explores the religious literacy of social media posts belonging to the millennial generation of Purwokerto and Cilacap on Facebook and Instagram that contain indicators of religious tolerance as a form of counter-discourse from the widespread posting of fundamentalist- radicalism. This research uses the techniques of phenomenological approach and data collection in the form of assessment, reporting, interviews and discussion of focus groups. The data was qualitatively analyzed using Bruner's theory of instrumentalism and Giddens' structuring to recreate the data collected. Research findings were (1) found 21 posts from 16 Purwokerto and Cilacap millennial generation social media accounts containing indicators of religious moderation; (2) origins of literacy and inspiration for posts came from religious leaders, Islamic boarding school teachings, direct experience, local knowledge, and online lectures; and (3) action motivation from the appearance of posts, namely existence, the momentum of the holidays and personal routines. The conclusion is that there will be no transformation of moderate religious literacy on social media if social media actors are inconsistent in building discourses of religious moderation.