Unity in Diversity: Harmony, Religion, and Dialog

CAHYANINGTYAS, Dwi Fitrina and ADRIYANA, Lasenta (2019) Unity in Diversity: Harmony, Religion, and Dialog. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 83 - Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group (SIG RELINDIAL).

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Abstract

Unity in Diversity: Harmony, Religion, and Dialog

Indonesia has an estimated 17,508 islands from Sabang to Merauke, 16,056 islands have been renamed at UN 201. It comprises five main islands, which are Sumatra, Kalimantan (“Borneo”), Sulawesi (“Celebes”), Jawa (“Java”), and Papua (the western half of Papua New Guinea). It has 300 ethnic groups; 750 languages and dialects and officially recognizes six religions Muslims, Christian, Protestants, Roman Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists and Confucians. The diversity of religions, ethnicity and languages is embedded in the nation’s motto: Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (“Unity in diversity”). as a place to be able to unite these diversity requires a neutral place. The library is a place that can accommodate all diversity without seeing any background. Whereas not all libraries in Indonesia can accommodate. This is a challenge for The National Library of Indonesia to of Indonesia to facilitate multiculturalism. The research data is based on the observation from the National Library of Indonesia to social media, Instagram. This paper examines the role of public libraries related to multicultural services. It explores the services provided by National Library of Indonesia to of Indonesia to of Indonesia to facilitate the multiculturalism in Indonesia. This paper contributes to better understanding of how National Library of Indonesia to of Indonesia or in other developing countries.

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