Ever since extremists legitimized violence religiously, conflict has been a vital theme for scholars of religion. Indonesia offers an interesting case in this regard. On the one hand Indonesia has a long tradition of peaceful co-existence under the umbrella of the Pancasila ideology. On the other hand there have been bloody conflicts about religious convictions, and conflicts in which religious convictions were exploited for economic or political gains. In this volume authors of various disciplines, explore the relation between religion and conflict in the context of civil society in Indonesia.
Dr. Carl Sterkens is Assistant Professor of Empirical Study of Religion, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Dr. Muhammad Machasin is professor of History of Islamic Cultures, Faculty of Letters, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Dr. Frans Wijsen is Professor of Interreligious Relations at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.