International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Dynamics of Muslim and Christian Relations in Ambon, Eastern Indonesia
Badrus Sholeh

This article will discuss the relationship of Muslim and Christians in Ambon from the period of Dutch colonial government to post Indonesian New Order. I argue the long tension between two religious communities in history strengthen the clash among them from about 1999 to 2002, when thousands Muslims and Christians killed. The centralization of New Order regime and the segregation of religious and ethnic communities challenged the future of harmony in the region.

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