Proceedings of the International Conference on Religion and Public Civilization (ICRPC 2018)

Is The a Just Conflict? Analyzing Pastors' Understanding of Religious-based Conflict from the Just War Perspective

Authors
Stevany F. W. Pattiasina, John A. Titaley
Corresponding Author
Stevany F. W. Pattiasina
Available Online January 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icrpc-18.2019.24How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Just war, Ambon conflict, pastor
Abstract
This research explores pastors’ understanding of the 1999-2004 conflict in Ambon based on “just war” principles. The research employs a Just War Theory to survey the perceptions of an interreligious based conflict. The theory claims that a war could be a just war if it meets the principles in the Just War Theory. This research uses the stories from pastors to analyze and criticize the principles. It employed a qualitative method to collect data from field and documentary research. Using a snowball data collection approach, 15 pastors were interviewed in Ambon who experienced the conflict directly with their congregation members. The results show that the conflict in Ambon was not a just war because of the different causes and processes between the conflict in Ambon and the principles of a just war. Moreover, the understanding and experiences of the pastors fundamentally reflect that the just war principles are ideal in theory, but it is extremely hard to make a conflict a just war in practice. Although the conflict engaged religious communities, the principles of a just war still did not exist in the real conflict.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Religion and Public Civilization (ICRPC 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-660-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icrpc-18.2019.24How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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