Indonesia is a country unique in it there is a lot of diversity both in terms of tribes, cultures, religions, and languages. It is its own uniqueness that sets it apart with other countries. Not much of a country such as Indonesia in terms of diversity. But behind his diversity there is good potential for the potential positive or negative. Since diversity was once known by the name of the archipelago makes Indonesia is rich inculture. One might say Indonesia is a multicultural or plural State. But if this diversity is not cared for properly does not cover the possibility of alienation or conflict due to differences.
The diversity that exists in Indonesia imaged through the large number of existing philosophy. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika certainly is a representation of this nation. Differentbut still one in togetherness. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika’s philosophy has always been the guiding tenets for life community though in difference. In addition, there are still many other philosophy within the scope of the local recognizes and appreciates the difference like Rujak in East Java, particularly Surabaya. Rujak is a traditional food favored by the entire community. In the rujak itself consists of various kinds of fruit, vegetables, and herbs and a taste of harmony. The uniqueness of Rujak actually reflect differences in Indonesia. The nation of Indonesia which consists of a variety of ethnicities, cultures, and beliefs, was supposed to have a sense of unity and unity to build a peaceful and prosperous country along.
Togetherness in diversity should continue to be treated in order for nation Indonesia could continue to build Nations focus affected with problems without distinction. This becomes important because lately lots of events that are indicative of the shifting values of life in a society that no longer reflected the togetherness in diversity. Events of intolerant and discrimination issues SARA happened in many places in Indonesia. Not even a little bit of the conflict areas due to differences.
Unity and the unity of Indonesia can only be obtained if the community could beaddressing differences with wise. What’s the difference of religion. Because religion is one of the largest entities that belong to human beings. Often it is abused by personsnot responsible for rallying the masses in a conflict on behalf of religion.
Departing from a concern against shifting values togetherness in diversity in the community, then appeared the idea to start caring for and raises again the spirit of unity as Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. Youth Interfaith Community initiative to begin to promote a spirit of unity by involving youth throughout Indonesia different religious backgrounds. Through the course of Interfaith Youth Forum the youth of different religions will be invited to understand the differences through dialogue and then to love and cherish and take good care of such diversity.
Interfaith Youth Forum is an annual agenda by Youth Interfaith Community. InterfaithYouth Forum was first held in 2012 in Palembang. Later in the year 2013 is implemented in Bali as well as in 2014 was held in Palangka Raya. As for the year 2015 now, Interfaith Youth Forum will be held in Surabaya.
FORMS OF ACTIVITIES
Forms of activities of Interfaith Youth Forum 2015 is seminars, dialogues, visit houses of worship, campaigning, volunteering and during the 4 days that aims to bring up the seeds of peace among the Youth Agency Indonesia.
TIME AND PLACE
This activity will be held on: