Inter-Religious Dialog Now and Then in West Java

Timotius Sukarna, David Ming,Djuniasih, Maria Titik W

Abstract Religious tolerance is a philosophy that is expected to be manifested in religious life in the Republic of Indonesia which is based on Pancasila. All religions in Indonesia, both those with majority and minority followers, have agreed to uphold the noble values contained in Pancasila. In addition, the government has also provided relatively clear boundaries, there is freedom, but there are still boundaries and must respect each other. Pancasila, the Constitution, UU, PP, Kepres and all regulations that apply in this country, must be upheld by every religious adherent in this country. The government guarantees the freedom to embrace one religion and practice it according to its beliefs. But it seems that in the concept of government, all Indonesian citizens are already religious, because it is based on the first precepts in Pancasila, namely: That the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia is based on the One God ” This study considers the potential of the first sila of Pancasila as a healthy interculturality by virtue of its open concept of divinity, namely “cultured divinity”. The finding is that the first sila of Pancasila can be defined as an open and active intercultural hermeneutics. The fluidic, accommodative, and open nature of the first sila of Pancasila, makin it possible to values contributed from anywhere, is the advantage of Pancasila that makes it acceptable to anyone living in Indonesia

Keywords: Pancasila, inter-Religious, overlapping identity