The Role of Tomohon Society’s Local Wisdom in Developing Tolerance Attitudes
Theodorus Pangalila1, Jeane Mantiri2
1Theodorus Pangalila, Department of Pancasila and Civic Education, Manado State University, Manado, Indonesia.
2Jeane Mantiri, Department of Public Administration, Manado State University, Manado, Indonesia
Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 366-372 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10520585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1052.0585C19
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Abstract: The problem of tolerance in Indonesia today is something that is warmly discussed. Issues and events leading to an atmosphere of intolerance are rampant in various regions in Indonesia. This is undoubtedly a severe threat to the sustainability of the country and the Indonesian people who have the motto of Unity in Diversity, which contains a broad meaning of diversity in diversity. The purpose of this research is to identify and photograph the local wisdom of the people of North Sulawesi, especially in the city of Tomohon which can be used as values in building an atmosphere of tolerance in the community. In this study, researchers chose to use a qualitative descriptive approach by collecting data through observation, interviews and documentation studies. In this study a qualitative approach is used because it fits the problems studied, and also because: (1) the approach in this study is more flexible, (2) can present data directly, the nature of the relationship between informants and researchers, (3) can adjust and sensitive to the phenomena faced in the field. The sources of data in this study are local government, religious leaders, forums for inter-religious harmony, traditional leaders, community leaders, and local communities and immigrants. This study found that tolerance in the community of the city of Tomohon was maintained because of the strong values contained in local wisdom.
Keywords: Local Wisdom, Tolerance, Society.
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology