Religion & Local Wisdom When Indonesian Practice Religion

Religi and Local Wisdom

This book is started by discussing religions which exist in  Indonesia and how those religions work in Indonesia daily life. Although Indonesians practice various beliefs, including the indigenous, the state of Indonesia formaly acknowledges only six religions. This is problematic since many idigenous religius don’t fit to the six religions formally acknowledged by the state. The state’s requirement forced many Indonesians to ‘formally’ convert to one of the six (official) religions, while practicing their own tradisional beliefs. At the end of the book, there is an essay talking about how Muslims and Christian converts discussing their beliefs, especially about the controversial parts of their beliefs. Here, this book shows how local wisdom should take part in creating harmony in this heterogenous country.



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