ISLAM AND RELIGIOUS PLURALISM THE ROLE OF ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN MAINTAINING THE HARMONIZATION OF MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY IN THE CITY OF MAGELANG
Keywords:Islamic Religious Education, Harmonization, Multicultural
Islamic religious education has an important role in instilling an awareness of the importance of social attitudes to the community with the diversity of race, tribe, culture, and religion. This qualitative research aims to obtain information about the role of Islamic religious education and its influence on multicultural social life to create a harmonious society, even if not in the same beliefs in Magelang city. Through a sociological approach, this research uses collection techniques in the form of observation, interviews, documentation, and data analysis. The study found that Islamic religious education greatly contributes to creating a more harmonious social life by applying harmonization and pluralism theories. This is characterized by tolerance, mutual respect, high social spirit, mutual cooperation, no discrimination, and the creation of justice. With such findings, Islamic religious education is basically an attempt to awaken society and the next generation about the importance of pluralistic attitudes toward people of different faiths so that this can create harmony in society.
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