The Issue of Official Religions and The Need for Multicultural Policy in Indonesia
Bowo Sugiarto, Novia Anggarina Hapsari
Available Online August 2014.
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- Identity card; multicultural policy; official religions; Baduy Luar tribe
- Examining the problem within the discourse on official religions and the religious discrimination has been experienced by The Baduy Luar tribe in the obtaining of identity card (Kartu Tanda Penduduk), this paper proposes an argument of the need for more multicultural policy in Indonesia. The discrimination which has been experienced by the members of The Baduy Luar tribe is that they cannot list their religion, Sunda Wiwitan, in their identity cards since it is considered not a religion. Revisiting the regulations which has given contribution to the discourse on official religions in Indonesia, this article argues that the notion of official religions apparently does not have a strong legal basis. Therefore, the identity card policy in the post-New Order Indonesia has been established based on a fragile and problematic foundation. Based on Kymlicka’s theory of multiculturalism, this paper concludes that the members of Baduy Luar have a legitimate reason to list their religion in their identity cards.
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TY - CONF AU - Bowo Sugiarto AU - Novia Anggarina Hapsari PY - 2014/08 DA - 2014/08 TI - The Issue of Official Religions and The Need for Multicultural Policy in Indonesia BT - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Public Management (icpm-14) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 405 EP - 411 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm-14.2014.72 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icpm-14.2014.72 ID - Sugiarto2014/08 ER -