Diversity and Violence

Written by Ahmad Syarif H (Student of CRCS Batch 2010)

Province of Bangka Belitung Islands is one of Indonesia’s highly pluralistic with society condition that comes from various backgrounds (tribal, ethnic, and religious). The condition of this society on one side is an advantage if properly managed and empowered. But on the other hand, if differences are not well-managed and empowered through the planting of family values, tolerance and awareness of the difference, then the horizontal violence or conflict as happened in other areas in Indonesia are not impossible will happen in Bangka which is famous with predicate “Negeri Serumpun Sebalai. To maintain harmonious plural society, this paper offers two preventive: fostering community through multicultural education and inclusive-pluralist religious.

Full Text: bangka.tribunnews.com

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