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Intercultural and Religious Sensitivity among Young Indonesian Interfaith Groups

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Faculty of Islamic Theology, Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia
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Institute of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, Yogyakarta 55233, Indonesia
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Religions 2020, 11(1), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11010026
Received: 6 November 2019 / Revised: 26 December 2019 / Accepted: 27 December 2019 / Published: 2 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Interfaith, Intercultural, International)
Increasing tension and conflict in interfaith relations throughout the world has encouraged interfaith dialogue introduced by various well-known figures and world organizations to facilitate intercultural and interreligious understanding and tolerance. Interreligious dialogue now involves more youth participation, as they are more likely to guarantee the sustainability of civic values, intercultural relations, and social advocacy. This article analyzes the sensitivity of young interfaith activists in two civil organizations in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Psychometric measures using the Intercultural and Religious Sensitivity Scale Questionnaire (IRSSQ) were analyzed to test three research questions: (1) Are there differences in intercultural and religious sensitivity between Muslim and Christian activists? (2) Are there differences in intercultural and religious sensitivity between female and male students? (3) Are there differences in sensitivity between the two organizations? The results suggest that inherent multiculturalism in Indonesian culture provides a strong foundation for interfaith activists in responding to cultural and religious differences. The results of this study theoretically confirm previous studies to promote intercultural education and interfaith encounters to overcome the threat of ethnocentrism. This study also encourages the strengthening of comprehension, competence and communication in intercultural sensitivity in young interfaith activists in Indonesia. View Full-Text
Keywords: interreligious sensitivity; intercultural and interfaith dialogue; social advocacy; youth activists; IRSSQ interreligious sensitivity; intercultural and interfaith dialogue; social advocacy; youth activists; IRSSQ
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Hadi Kusuma, J.; Susilo, S. Intercultural and Religious Sensitivity among Young Indonesian Interfaith Groups. Religions 2020, 11, 26.

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