The Students of Postgraduate Program (PPs) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) watching films under the theme Human Rights and Sharia
THE COOPERATION with The Asian Foundation (TAF), Center for the Study of Religions and Multiculturalisms (PUSAM) University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) held a workshop on Living Values Education (LVE) which was attended by students of postgraduate of Islamic Studies UMM of Human Rights (HAM) And Sharia concentration. The event was held for two days from May 5 to May 6 at UMM Inn.
With the theme "Understanding Human Rights and Religious Tolerance in Indonesia", PUSAM wanted to give an understanding to the students to revive the values in every daily activities. UMM PUSAM Director Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin MSi stated that this was the fourth year cooperation PUSAM and TAF. "This year PUSAM and TAF are working on issues regarding human rights and LVE. This LVE is an education to enliven values, "he explained.
In this workshop, Syamsul further added that participants were given the knowledge of reviving the values of human rights and religious tolerance through character education. Syamsul explained that the current phenomenon, violence in the name of religions were happening in various places over the last three decades. Citing data from the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), there were 95 violation of religion freedom cases that occurred from January to November during 2015.
The linkage between human rights and LVE becomes a necessary, because human rights were actually about values. According to the professor of sociology of religion, human rights was a form of mutual respect of human being, by giving the material about the LVE so then the knowledge regarding human rights will be stronger. "Understanding and introducing LVE and HAM was an approach in character education in Indonesian and it was strengthened through this workshop," Syamsul said.
Interestingly through this workshop, each participants were trained by creating a scheme of multiculturalism in a society. Describing how religious life should be between religions. In the workshop PUSAM also presented speakers from various universities who has an experience in the advocacy and human rights field. Among them from the State Islamic University (UIN) Gunung Djati Bandung and Paramadina University, this workshop wanted to integrate LVE approach by putting human rights focus within Tri Dharma. (Jal / han/ naz)