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INDONESIA IN THE FRAME OF PLURALITY: PORTRAIT OF PANCASILA HARMONY AND LOCAL WISDOM
This article examines Indonesia in the frame of plurality, a portrait of harmony between Pancasila and local wisdom. Plurality is an inevitability. Indonesia is a plural nation consisting of thousands of islands, hundreds of tribes, languages, customs, religions and faith streams. This fact is like a double-edged knife. Plurality is both a mercy and a threat to the Indonesian as a nation. The results showed that Pancasila is the magic spell of that plurality. Pancasila was excavated, taken, and formulated based on the characteristics and local wisdom of the Indonesian nation. Theoretically, Pancasila as the basis of the state must always be taught, interpreted, and lived as a guideline for the direction of the nation. The findings of this study show that the content of Pancasila values actually reflects the basic values of sharia (kulliyat al-khamsah) according to maqashid asy-shari'ah. In practice, Pancasila's values must be reactualized to avoid future disorientation and division of the nation. The originality of this article shows that plurality, local wisdom, Pancasila, and Sharia can coexist harmoniously in Indonesia.
.Index Terms- Indonesia, plurality, Pancasila, harmony, local wisdom