Mapping of Pro-Pluralism Movement in Indonesia

This Report is made based on the result of research on the mapping of pro-pluralism movement in Indonesia with the focused issue on pattern of transformation and the use of knowledge. The research used combined method between the review of literature, field research and focused group discussion (FGD). The field research was carried out during the period of February to March 2008. The research interviewed on average 5 organizations and 4 individual informants for each region. Those selected are in general advocacy-based organizations or grass-root organizations by having to consider the representation proportion between secular, religious and women’s groups. This research focused more to the effort in mapping the type and pattern of knowledge developed by the pro-pluralism groups during the post New Order era, as well as the transformation process of that knowledge into their program or activities. This report contains two basic essences. First is the context of the emergence of pro-pluralism movement as well as the challenges. This means this research should be able to present a more complete context on various factors affecting the emergence and development of this particular movement as well as the actual challenges faced nowadays. Secondly is that it is related to various findings. In this part there are six primary themes presented, which are the responses and roles of pro-pluralism actors; endeavored issues; the use of knowledge; the knot of knowledge among the academics and pro-pluralism activists; typology of the knowledge; and the method of knowledge transfer. The last two issues are the important ones that bundled into the recommendations of this research.

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