Menghidupkan Kembali Nilai Nilai Adat Dan Alat Praktis Untuk Mencegah Narasi Kebencian

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  • Inggil Tiara Octaviana UIN K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid Pekalongan


Indigenous Values, Javanese Community and Narratives of hatred


In the recent years, social harmony in Indonesia has been alarming. Repression toward the minority groups is among the central issues faced by the nation. Indonesia is now facing an escalating intolerance, radicalism, and terrorism. These endangering situations have worsened through years: youngsters as the targeted population are being easily provoked through hate speeches. This article examines indigenous values and rituals found in Javanese community as they have been proven to be able to nurture a sense of collectivism, though neglected by the youngsters nowadays. Three forms of rituals provided in this study are Slametan, Gotong Royong and Nyadran which are usually conducted in villages. The rituals, from generation to generation are believed to be able to embrace all parties in society, no matter their religion and culture are. Hence, the study aims to reveal how values in the indigenous Javanese rituals may be used to counteract the narratives of hatred.