Interreligious Education as an Approach to End Racism and Discrimination


This study aims to explain that interreligious education can be used as an approach in dealing with diversity to end discrimination and racism in a multiethnic society. Interfaith education can increase students’ fears about changing religions or losing their own beliefs, as well as foster an understanding of other religions beyond history and culture, while allowing individuals to maintain their own beliefs. In addition, interreligious education must emphasize universal values or principles, such as peace and tolerance. It is a type of qualitative research with a library research model. Research data comes from related books and articles on interfaith education as an approach to ending discrimination and racism. Collection techniques were carried out through reading literature or written sources such as books, previous research, journals, and articles related to the research title. Data analysis with the content analyst. The results of this study state that interfaith education lays the foundation for education as an approach to fighting racism and discrimination. Thus, there is a need to consider religion and education in everyday life to promote more holistic interfaith education and build harmonious coexistence.

Keywords: interreligious education, racism, discrimination, common principals, harmonious co- existence, multiethnic society.

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