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31 Maret 2016

Sightseeing About Religious Tolerance in Indonesia

Differences in belief in our country often leads to an unpleasant incident. Of the forced closure of places of worship to attack minorities home, internet and print media is filled with negative news which makes us pessimistic about the future of tolerance of religious life in Indonesia.

But in fact, tolerance is still there anyway. At least the physical remains can you see the beauty of six religious tourist destinations in this article.

This time, the author will tell you all the places in Indonesia that you can go to prove that different is beautiful, if you think about it more deeply. Where are they? Let us examine one by one.

1. At the center of the capital, two religious harmony shown by the Istiqlal Mosque and Jakarta Cathedral were built side by side.

One of the symbols of inter-religious harmony which is located in the center of the capital Jakarta was the Istiqlal Mosque and Cathedral Church. They were built side by side, standing complement one another. Cathedral Church itself was built since 1891 and its construction was stopped due to lack of funds in 1892. The Istiqlal Mosque is located not far from the Cathedral Church of development initiated by the President. The mosque itself was inaugurated on February 22, 1978. The location of the mosque adjoining the cathedral is chosen to symbolize the spirit of brotherhood, unity and religious tolerance corresponding values contained in Pancasila.

2. Jakarta also has evidence of other religious harmony. Examples Masjid Al-Muqarrabien and Christian Gospel Church in North Jakarta.

Jakarta still have other places that prove the existence of religious tolerance in Indonesia. Two places of worship which became a symbol of harmony is located in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta. Two places of worship are Church of the Sangihe Talaud Mahanaim Christian Gospel and Al-Muqarrabien. Although built for two different beliefs, the two places of worship is only separated by a wall.

3. In Malang, you can find GPIB Immanuel and Grand Jami` are coupled together.

In Malang, there is also a place of worship two buildings side by side, the two places of worship stood together for over 100 years. The location is both a place of worship is located in the heart of Malang, exactly in front of the town square, a church which was built in 1861 while the mosque was built in 1875, although only coincide separated by an insurance office in the middle, there was never any quarrels or squabbles over from the 1st century. Both administrators places of worship often work together and be tolerant with each other, when the celebration of Christmas arrived, the young man from the Ansar Ansar Barisan Multipurpose (Banser) and Youth Masjid help guard the security and the church parking lot. So even when the Id prayers arrived, the congregation could until spilling outside the mosque, and even some prayers at the front and side of the church.

4. Complex Puja Mandala is evidence of religious harmony in Bali.

The complex houses of worship located in Nusa Dua, Bali is quite unique and interesting. Why? Because this is where the building is situated worship five religions in Indonesia are located in one complex, perhaps the only one in the world. The location is in the hill region Kampial, which we used to skip if you want bervakansi to tourist areas Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) of Tanjung Benoa. We can see five religious buildings that line, starting from the mosque, the Catholic Church, Temple, Protestant Church, and Pura, maybe that's why this place is called by the name of Puja Mandala - which means room for worship. We can see religious tolerance when worship is in progress because every religion have a regular schedule of different worship.

5. GKL Joyodiningratan Building and Masjid Al-Hikmah sharing wall in Solo.

For those of you who live in Solo, may already be familiar with both the building located at Jl. Gatot Subroto, major roads that divides the city of Solo southern half. What makes this place unique is building Java Christian Church Joyodiningratan and Masjid Al-Hikmah are close and share a wall, more unique that the address of the two buildings is the same, namely at Jalan Gatot Subroto no. 222.

6. In Minahasa, Tugu teaching of religion in Bukit Kasih 5 Kanonang become a symbol of the beauty of differences in beliefs.

Monument located in Bukit Kasih Kanonang, Minahasa, North Sulawesi is also popularly known as religious tolerance travel. Points that can be addressed with a journey time of 2 hours from the city of Manado has a tower with a height of 22 meters with five field side of each side sculpted reliefs symbol of five major religions in Indonesia. In addition, sites built on land measuring 4 hectares was established in 2002 and has 5 places of worship for different religions 5 around him.

In this place you can learn that human beings must respect each other and love, you also have to climb the stairs as much as 2,435 steps, do not worry, a sense capekmu will be replaced with the beauty of the crater sulfur around the stairs, where the water used by people to cook corn, nuts, and eggs.


Taken from the content Hipwee by Reza Akhmad