NEW APPROACHES TO RELIGIOUS PLURALISM IN ASIA: INDIA-CHINA-INDONESIA
Third-year summer school, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2019
The third-year summer school held in Yogyakarta during August 5-9, 2019 comprised three days of seminar/presentation/discussion and two days of field trip to eight religious spots in the city. The participants were required to (1) deliver a 40-minute presentation on their current research paper related to Religion and Society in Asia, and; (2) take part in the advanced reading seminar on Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam written by Bernard Adeney-Risakotta and Asian Religion as Method writtenby David A. Palmer.
Reflections on Living in a Sacred Cosmos August 5, 2019
Discuss the new article "Liberation Theology: Christianity and Hinduism" by Namrata and Daniel
Two days of field trip in Yogyakarta
Mendut Temple & Monastery
Pabelan Islamic Boarding School
Geraja Ganjuran (Christian Church)
Yogyakarta Royal Palace & Royal Mosque
Klenteng Gondomanan (Chinese Temple)
Sapta Dharma Indigenous Religion
Field trip reflections by the participants
Qiangqiang writes: I am very grateful that ICI gives me the opportunity to meet different religious and cultural scholars from India and Indonesia, and to establish academic friendship with them through the collision of knowledge during the three years. The design of this team is perfect, as it lets us read the classical books and comment articles from each other, while visiting different religious sites and guiding us through the differences and similarities between different cultures in Asia. As a result, we have achieved deeper understanding of the commonalities between world religions. I think this experience will affect our teaching directly, benefiting our students who can learn the conflicts between different civilization and respect them. I believe that everyone of ICI wants to continue to form a substantive academic network of Asian religion/civilization studies, promoting understanding and cohesion between different religions. I am looking forward to seeing the outcomes of ICI in the future.