Support for interreligious conflict in Indonesia

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Tery Setiawan

ISBN 978-3-643-91288-6
Band-Nr. 14
Jahr 2020
Seiten 320
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Interreligious Studies


The relatively peaceful interreligious relations in
Indonesia seem to be shattered ever since Suharto’s fall in
1998. Religious cleavages grew and quickly became sources of
conflict. Exclusive religious truth claims have led people
to support interreligious violence. Yet, benevolent
religious values continue to encourage people for mutual
solidarity and to shy away from violence. Religious minority
groups are often perceived as a threat by the religious
majority. Although living side by side allows different
groups to develop positive interreligious contacts, this may
differ for religious majority and minorities. This study
scrutinizes the role of religion in interreligious conflicts
in Indonesia.

Tery Setiawan (1983) is a social psychology
practitioner by training. Since 2016, he worked on his PhD
at the Department of Sociology of Radboud University,
focusing on support for interreligious conflicts in six
conflict regions in Indonesia.