The bombing tragedy in Kuta 2002 and Jimbaran 2005 perturbed Muslims living in Bali. Balinese people, then, began to be quite aware of the newcomers. Fears of social and religious tensions always appeared. As a result, there was a sheer gap among the Muslim-Hindu social interaction. It seems that living in a pluralistic religion and culture is re-tested.
The research in this book showed Muslims in Bali could interact and obtained good space. This book not only invited the readers to trace the life of Islam community (village) in Bali, but also probed the extent to which Muslims have a public space: patterns of communication, interaction, and institution, between Muslims and the local people of Bali.
This study concluded that the minority groups in Bali were given a bag of comfort in community autonomy. Amid the toughening local political ethnosizing, the Muslims minority were given space to actualize their political aspirations in the communal pockets in a village in Bali. The village can survive because Bali has long implemented dual governance model at the basic level: the traditional village and official village. A traditional village is a representation of exclusivist Hindu village. The official village is a village that provides administrative services to all citizens regardless of religious background.
This book is part of a series Monographs Pluralism Practice published by the Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), Gadjah Mada University. This series is the result of research on the practice of pluralism in society by partner of CRCS in several regions in Indonesia. The series having been published include: Politik Ruang Publik Sekolah (Yogyakarta), Kontroversi Gereja di Jakarta (Jakarta), and Badingsanak Banjar-Dayak (Kalimantan).
The publication of this book is part of the Pluralism Knowledge Programme (PKP) since 2008. PKP is a program of international collaboration between academic institutions and civil society organizations in four countries, i.e. CRCS (Yogyakarta, Indonesia), Center for the Study of Culture and Society (Bangalore, India), Cross-Cultural Foundation of Uganda (Kampala, Uganda), organized and supported by Kosmopolis Institute, University of Humanistic and Hivos (Netherlands). The program aims to build and distribute knowledge to strengthen the understanding of pluralism in the four countries. [YWU]
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