Reflecting to the Beginning of the Year, PUSAM UMM Held Pancasila Qolloquium

Author : Humas | Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:49 WIB
Dr. Budhy Munawar Rachman and the speakers were explaining the material in Pancasila qolloquium
The concern of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) towards social polemic that is happening in Indonesia is not doubted. The slogan of Muhammadiyah for Nation is already familiar. This is reflected from an activity of Study Center of Religion and Multiculturalism of UMM (PUSAM UMM), namely Pancasila Colloquium with theme "Reflection Early Year: Pancasila as Living Values". The colloquium was held on Monday (22/1) at Senate Room of UMM.
Colloquium can not be separated from social polemic in Indonesia which is often shouted anti Pancasila. In this event, his hopes could open the minds of participants to understand the inside and outside of Pancasila.
On this occasion, PUSAM UMM presented four speakers who were highly skilled in their field. They were Deputy for Advocacy of Presidential Work, Unit of Pancasila Ideology Development (UKP-PIP), Prof. Dr. Hariyono, M.Pd., Professor of Philosophy and Theology School (STFT) Widya Sasana Malang, Dr. Rm. F.X. Eko Armada Riyanto, Program Officer of Islam and Development Foundation, The Asia Foundation, Dr. Budhy Munawar Rachman, as well as academics from Master Program of Master of Education Policy and Development Postgraduate UMM, Agustinus, M.Pd.
In the Colloquium, UKP-PIP Advocacy Deputy, Hariyono, explained that Pancasila is not only responsible to the state apparatus, but also to the whole Indonesian nation.
 "It is to make Pancasila no longer be a monopoly of truth of a regime or power," Hariyono said.
The next speaker, Budhy Munawar Rachman explained that Pancasila is now considered a social contract. He also explained that Pancasila becomes a common value inherited by its founders.
"In short, Pancasila has 5 values, namely divinity, humanity, unity, deliberation for democracy and justice. To enliven these values, ​​in society is needed the relationship between the values. So, it is not stand alone," he explained.
On the other hand, Eko Armada Riyanto described the history of Pancasila formation . According to him, the way to understand the nation is by understanding historical research including the history of Pancasila. He also added that the current discriminatory attitudes can tarnish Pancasila narrative itself.
"Exclusiveness is not only against the Pancasila but also against the nature of nation," he concluded.
Eko Augustine urged not to discuss and reflect on ideology anymore, but how to determine the best program for nation.
"We should focus more on government programs aimed at the nation," he said. (ard)


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