The Application of the Functions and the Roles of Tiga Batu Tungku to Solve Social Conflicts of Seram Society in Kamarian Village, Maluku Province, Indonesia

Marcus F. Pessireron, Andi Lolo, Tommy S.S. Eisenring


Indonesia is an archipelago consisting of small and large islands stretching from Sabang to Merauke. The diversity of islands, religion, ethnicity, language, culture, and customs is a form of the socio-cultural systems that scattered throughout the islands of Indonesia. The differences among religions, tribes, and others sometimes create social conflicts among the citizens. However, the existence of Pancasila and the Constitution of 1945 are the National principle with the slogan "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika" which means that it is different, but it is still one. In addition, it is a state doctrine containing legal rules, norms, and values that set life's journey of Indonesian nation in the future. This slogan will be a tool to embed, bind, and unite the integrity of citizens. In addition, it can decrease the occurrence of social conflict. When there is dialectics, the social conflict which occurs in society and congregation, Tiga Batu Tungku as a local wisdom has a role of binding the unity of congregation at Kamarian village in Seram Island, Maluku Province. This local wisdom contains values, norms, religion, socio-culture, and customs which serve as social cohesion in reducing conflict. Values and norms are signs and rules to control human action and behavior in interacting with others. In this case, Tiga Batu Tungku has always played a role and function for a peaceful solution through dialogue to discuss and solve various social problems in society and internal part of Tiga Batu Tungku.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2017.v8n3p117

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