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description Journal article public Aqlam: Journal of Islam and Plurality

Metode Pendidikan Kajian Agama di Universitas: sebuah Alternatif

Ubed Abdilah Syarif, Rahman Mantu
Published 2018

Abstract

. This paper offers “Religous Studies” approach as an alternative in religious education within universities in Indonesia that emphasized discussing religions from the various perspective of social sciences. Goals of this approach are preparing students to have more diverse knowledge on religions not limited on his or her own belief, encouraging dialogue between people of different religious beliefs, sharing spiritual experiences and engaging in religious pluralism. This approach is applied in a class that is attended by students whatever religious affiliations. Instead of applying religious education term of the government (Ministry of research, technology and Higher Education) which is insisting religious education in particularistic method, religious studies approach is more relevant prior to current Indonesia's social and political situation. This paper argues that students need to be introduced into more inclusive views and attitudes in their religious life.

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