Original Research

A proposal of multicultural relation: Christian religious education and religious moderation

Djoys A. Rantung
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 80, No 1 | a9868 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v80i1.9868 | © 2024 Djoys A. Rantung | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 April 2024 | Published: 11 July 2024

About the author(s)

Djoys A. Rantung, Post Graduated Department, Faculty of Christian Religious Studies, Universitas Kristen Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

The multicultural context of Indonesian society has prompted the idea of religious moderation as a defense mechanism for harmonious relations. However, peace, both in practice and academically, continues to evolve through various dialogues and studies to create a harmonious society. This study aims to present peace-based Christian religious education for religious moderation in Indonesia within the context of multicultural society. Using a descriptive qualitative analysis approach, various references such as books, articles and other sources are utilised as primary materials in constructing arguments. In conclusion, peace-based Christian religious education offers an alternative approach for religious moderation in Indonesia within its multicultural context.

Contribution: This article supplies new insight to the religious moderation through Christian Religious Education pathway, which could share harmony and peace to the society with multicultural context in Indonesia. Also, the insight provides peace-based Christian religious education that could be linked to the study of religion and theology.


Keywords

religious moderation; harmony relation; multiculturalism; Indonesia; Christian religious education

Sustainable Development Goal

Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

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