Original Research: Historical Thought and Source Interpretation

Gender equality in Catholic religious and character education: A multiculturalism perspective

Dody S. Truna, R.F. Bhanu Viktorahadi, Mochamad Z. Haq
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 78, No 4 | a7317 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v78i4.7317 | © 2022 Dody S. Truna, R.F. Bhanu Viktorahadi, Mochamad Z. Haq | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 January 2022 | Published: 27 July 2022

About the author(s)

Dody S. Truna, Department of Religious Studies, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati, Bandung, Indonesia
R.F. Bhanu Viktorahadi, Faculty of Philosophy, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia
Mochamad Z. Haq, Open Integrity Program, Indonesia’s Society of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ), Bandung, Indonesia


Gender equality continues to be important because it strengthens society. One of the efforts to promote gender equality in Indonesia is gender equality education. For Catholics in Indonesia, the existence of the 2013 Curriculum Ethics and Catholic Education (PAK Kurtilas) had a strategic role in mainstreaming gender equality education. This research used library sources to research these textbooks with adequate ethical and multicultural analysis. Here, information was conveyed through a qualitative approach through annotations and descriptive data on the texts studied. According to this study, the curriculum offers instructional materials on the value of gender equality in intercultural education, which used the critical discourse analysis (CDA) technique. The textbook analysis also recommended using gender-responsive learning approaches and methods so that students could comprehensively understand the material on gender equality.

Contribution: This article uses a textual analysis with a religious socio-ethical viewpoint. This study could help to solve social problems through theological education.


learning approaches; religious education; religious pluralism; social communication; textual analysis


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