Concepts and Strategies for Internalizing Religious Moderation Values among the Millennial Generation in Indonesia

Document Type : Research Paper


UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, Indonesia


The involvement of the millennial generation in some violent acts of extremism has become a serious problem for the security and peace of the Indonesian people. The effectiveness of the de-radicalization program implemented by the Indonesian government to cure the ideology of terrorism has been questioned by many parties. However, the concept of religious moderation proposed by the Ministry of Religion and confirmed in the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJM) can be an alternative program that requires further reinforcement for the millennial generation in Indonesia. This program needs to be planned by the stakeholders in accordance with the character of the millennials by using social media like the one employed by communities and non-governmental organizations, such as the Center for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM) the Peace Generation Indonesia, and the Young Interfaith Peacemaker Community (YIPC). This article focuses on three issues, namely: first, discussing the urgency of religious moderation values to be internalized for the millennial generation; second, the concept of internalizing the values of religious moderation for the millennial generation; and third, the strategy for internalizing the values of religious moderation for the millennial generation.


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