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

Research Article

The Harmony Of Religious People Perspetive Of Christian Group: Intra And Inter-Religious Relations In Ambon

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305076,
        author={Sitti  Arafah and Basman  Basman},
        title={The Harmony Of Religious People Perspetive Of Christian Group: Intra And Inter-Religious Relations In Ambon},
        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={tolerance religion perspective christian group ambon},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305076}
    }
    
  • Sitti Arafah
    Basman Basman
    Year: 2021
    The Harmony Of Religious People Perspetive Of Christian Group: Intra And Inter-Religious Relations In Ambon
    ISRL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305076
Sitti Arafah1,*, Basman Basman2
  • 1: Research & Development and Training Ministry of Religion Indonesia
  • 2: Institute of Islamic Religion State Gorontalo
*Contact email: sittiarafah0702@gmail.com

Abstract

This study describes the religious harmony from the perspective of Christian groups in Ambon. This research uses qualitative methods for data collection, including observation, interviews, and documentation processes. The results of this study showed that the conflict between the communities in Ambon had made several changes in the socio- cultural life of the people. Muslim and Christian communities are now settling into two separate groups. Meetings between the communities generally only occur in public spaces as well as markets, schools, or offices. The impact of this conflict has affected the relationship between them, it becomes less intimate and more rigid. The conflict also has changed the atmosphere to be more fragile, creates mutual suspicion, and loss of trust among the people. The relationships that have been built internally are well established. However, it's hard to reject that the relations between denominations are not free from the intrigues of frequent conflicts. However, they are still bound in one church fellowship, known as Okumene. Likewise, relations between religious communities are currently being built quite intensively, with their terms "turun menyapa" and "baku dapa" in various meeting occasions as can be seen in the momentum of religious activities such as Idul Fitri and Christmas, as well as other religious activities including MTQ, PESPARAWI, PERPARANI, in addition to other social activities.