Interfaith Tolerance is one of the important issue in the world. Interfaith Tolerance refers to cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions, and spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels. It’s to be important in that interfaith tolerance is a main igredient for peace.
Without it, tendency to crisis into conflict will be held. Examples, some muslim militants liken tensions between Christianity and Islam to religious wars of the past. In a video two years ago, Al-Qaida’s Ayman al-Zawahiri compared Pope Benedict XVI to Pope Urban II who launched the crusades in the 11 th century.
How about Southeast Asia? A distinctive feature of Southeast Asia is its cultural diversity. Countries in Southeast Asia practice many different religions. Islam is the most practised faith, numbering approximately 240 million adherents, or about 40% of the entire population, concentrated in Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia, Southern Thailand and in the Southern Philippines. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim- majority country around the world. Buddhism is predominant in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Singapore. Ancestor worship and Confucianism are also widely practised in Vietnam and Singapore. Christianity is predominant in the Philippines, eastern Indonesia, East Malaysia and East Timor. The Philippines has the largest Roman Catholic population in Asia. East Timor is also predominantly Roman Catholic due to a history of Portuguese rule. No individual Southeast Asian country is religiously homogeneous. In the world most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia, Hinduism is dominant on islands such as Bali. Christianity also predominates in the rest of the part of the Philippines, New Guinea and Timor. Pockets of Hindu population can also be found around Southeast Asia in Singapore, Malaysia. Accordingly, based on the heterogeneus of religion in Southeast asia, nesessary to understand how the practice of Interfaith Tolerance in every state, especially in Thailand and Indonesia.
It Will Be Held:
Date : Saturday, August 5 th , 2017
Time : 08.00 – 12.00 p.m.
Place : Pascasarjana Common Room University of Darul ‘Ulum Jombang
- Dr. Srawut Aree
Dr. Srawut Aree is a researcher who concern in The Muslim world and the West Asian
Studies. Some of his research are: 1) Srawut Aree (2010). Southern Thailand Conflict:
Understanding the Root Causes. Paper presented at International Conference on “Democracy, Federalism and Peace: Experience of India and Other Countries”, Department of Political Science, Dyal Singh College, India. 2) Srawut Aree (2009).Islam and Secularism in Muslim Reformist Through: An Argument of Muhammad Imarah. Paper presented at the Modernism and Muslim World Conference at the Prince of Songkla University, Pattani. 3) Srawut Aree (2010). The Role of International IslamicOrganizations in Muslim Communities. Paper presented at the Think Tank Organizations of International Islamic Conference, at Cevahir Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey. 4) Srawut Aree (2011).Santichon Islamic School: Model for Private Islamic School in Minority Context. Paper presented at Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, UK.
2. M. Mubarok Muharram, S.IP., M.IP. (Dr.Candt.)
Moch. Mubarok Muharram is a lecturer of Social and Political Science Faculty of Darul
‘Ulum University of Jombang. He has created a social and political reference (2005) “Pilkada Serentak dalam Pusaran Arus Perubahan”. Currently, he is in focus in islamism issues in Indonesia in his dissertation.
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