Deputy Rector: Religion and Politics Should be in Sync

Madya Hall, UIN NEWS Online– Student Assembly (DEMA) of UIN Jakarta organized a public discussion themed “Religion Dilemma on Pilkada”. The event held on, Tuesday (28/02) was placed in Madya Hall, first floor, UIN Jakarta.

Present as well officially opening the event, the Vice Rector for Student Affairs Prof Dr Yusron Razak MA. In addition, also attended as guest speaker, Andi Syafrani MH (Political Observer), and Executive Director of the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) Titi Anggraeni, and invited guests.

In his speech, Yusron says that religion and politics should be able to hand in hand. “Do politics well, apply religious values and democracy; do not sell religion for political purposes. I noticed that lately, the phenomenon of religious revival and democratization gained lot of attention, “he said.

Still according to Yusron, the principle of freedom and global cultural flows almost spread to all countries. Authoritarian state and rulers are longer attracted worldwide attention, even the presence is prevented. Revitalization of religion that leads to the politicization and radical movement also made headlines and moving towards unending discussion.

“That is, religion actually has more to do with the public good, rather than personal. Therefore, religion is something that should be and was basically derivatized, “said Yusron.

In the same place, Titi Angraeni say, in the context of the struggle, there is no harm if we also reflect on the experience of history. Vote obtained by Islamist parties or Islamic-based party in every election is an important data to understand the community’s support on the implementation of the law.

 “Similarly, the support of members of the DPR / MPR as seen from the 1945 amendment in the MPR Annual Session, especially the demands of re-entering the seven words of the Jakarta Charter into Article 29 of the 1945 Constitution” Reveal the women who had been active in the International Republican Institute (IRI).

Similarly, Andi Syafrani disclosed, the need for assessment of the relationship between religion and politics especially in Indonesia, it will be very closely related when we look at the history and development of religion itself and also political life in Indonesia.

“A good example of the close connection between the relationship of religion and politics is stated in the first principle of Pancasila. First principle of Pancasila itself has been very clear that religion played an important role in the structure of political life in Indonesia, “he said. (usa)