Forum Rabu CRCS&ICRS: Fulbright and the Cultural Politics of Interfaith Action

“Fulbright and the Cultural Politics of Interfaith Action” merupakan tema diskusi rutin Forum Rabu CRCS&ICRS. Diskusi akan diselenggarakan pada hari Rabu, 5 Maret 2008. Sebagai pembicara Dr. Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta.

Dr. Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta adalah ketua LPPM (Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengembangan Masyarakat) di Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, serta Sekertaris Umum, Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia, Cabang Sleman. Beliau juga adalah core doctoral faculty pada International Consortium for Religious Studies, Yogyakarta (ICRS-Yogya). Beliau pemperoleh gelar Ph.D dari Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. Selain itu, beliau merupakan editor buku Perempuan dan Bencana.

Diskusi akan dilaksanakan di Gedung Sekolah Pascasarjana UGM, lantai 3, ruang 306, jam 13:00-15:00. Diskusi ini gratis dan seperti biasa, sebelum diskusi dimulai, para peserta akan diundang untuk makan siang bersama.

Dibawah ini merupakan abstrak dari tema yang akan dipresentasikan.

Abstract:

Fulbright and the Cultural Politics of Interfaith Action
By; Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta

This paper is a work in progress on my research concerning the roles of religions in transforming cultural politics in Indonesia. It argues that religions in their own original contexts have provided fundamental conditions in the struggle for social justice and peace-making. Cultural politics in this study, is related to transnational cultural identities and processes. It includes the analysis of political problems and the character and agency of cultural and political explanations. The American Fulbright Program has stimulated many changes in the meaning and interpretations of interfaith action that are influenced by the US’s socio-historical, cultural and political circumstances. The question that this paper tries to answer is to what extend the transnational cultural politics of Fulbright can (or should) empower world religions elsewhere in this globe to channel prophetic voices for social justice and peaceful efforts? How may the Interfaith Action Program, which began its first program in August to December 2007, challenge religious communities in Indonesia.

Keywords: Transnational analysis, cultural politics, religion and interfaith action

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