Social Base of Relationship between Religious Groups in West Manggarai District, East Nusa Tenggara Province
Yustinus Suhardi Ruman
Yustinus Suhardi Ruman, Department of Character Building Development Center, Mass Communication Program Economics & Communication, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta Indonesia.

Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 503-506 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10720585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1072.0585C19
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Abstract: In an increasingly knowledge-based society, social cohesion can be built through government policy, such as open access to the similar resources required for all groups. Reflecting on the setting, this study emphasizes the social resources that exist within the community itself. In this sense, it referred to kinship relations between the two religious’ groups, namely Catholicism and Islam. By using a qualitative approach and the concept of social cohesion, this study found that the two religious groups who are living together as one community in the inland or rural in West Manggarai district have the same family background. In consequence, the social obligations that they receive solely based on it, regardless of religious differences. This study, therefore, concluded that the background of the same family relationships contributes to creating social cohesion in society.
Keywords: Social, Cohesion, Catholic, Muslims.
Scope of the Article: Social Networks