Religion, Civil Society and Conflict in Indonesia

Edited by: Carl Sterkens, Muhammad Machasin, Frans Wijsen

Ever since extremists legitimized violence religiously, conflict has been a vital theme for scholars of religion. Indonesia offers an interesting case in this regard. On the one hand Indonesia has a long tradition of peaceful co-existence under the umbrella of the Pancasila ideology. On the other hand there have been bloody conflicts about religious convictions, and conflicts in which religious convictions were exploited for economic or political gains. In this volume authors of various disciplines, explore the relation between religion and conflict in the context of civil society in Indonesia.

200 pages

Publication Date: 3/9/2009
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825812614