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

Research Article

The Resistance of Social Groups: Religious Behavior Phenomena during Covid-19 Pandemic

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305072,
        author={Adison Adrianus Sihombing and Muassomah  Muassomah},
        title={The Resistance of Social Groups: Religious Behavior Phenomena during Covid-19 Pandemic},
        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={resistance religious groups social behavior pandemic covid-19},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305072}
    }
    
  • Adison Adrianus Sihombing
    Muassomah Muassomah
    Year: 2021
    The Resistance of Social Groups: Religious Behavior Phenomena during Covid-19 Pandemic
    ISRL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305072
Adison Adrianus Sihombing1,*, Muassomah Muassomah2
  • 1: Puslitbang LKKMO Kementerian Agama Jkt
  • 2: Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
*Contact email: sonadi2017@gmail.com

Abstract

Religious groups are supposed to obey the rules of religion and government, yet they, in fact, showed a lot of resistance during the pandemic of Covid-19. Their resistance against the policy of social-physical distancing and health protocol is found in many regions. The current study aims to reveal and show the resistance behavior of religious groups covering the forms of the resistance and the influencing factors. It employs a qualitative descriptive approach through observations, interviews, and documentation on the online news. It concludes that religious groups have a strong social power with great compactness influenced by their figure. Each of them is subject and obedient to every single words of the figures. In short, the resistance happens due to the loss of religious figures who obey the government rules. In addition, it was found that scriptural literacy is very necessary so that religious adherents are willing and able to dialogue their faith with other disciplines and not fall into excessive subjectivism so that it seems that the practice of living religion becomes irrational and ignores “other” as happened during the PSBB/lockdown period.