This study aims to reveal the practices of tolerance between the adherents of Islam and Hinduism when they were engaged in worship at Kemaliq Lingsar, a sacred religious site which is used as a pilgrimage site where both parties pray and perform religious tourism and rituals. Drawing on the interpretive approach, this study found the wisdom of the two religious communities in Lingsar Village, West Lombok Regency, Indonesia. This area exhibits unique strategies for sharing the same pilgrimage site: two communities performing their respective rituals in turn and in unison in the same space with complete understanding. This tolerance practiced in the same ritual site enables a spirit infusion into the two religious communities, promoting cooperation beyond the holy site, marking Kemaliq Lingsar as a magnet of interfaith tolerance. This study encapsulates the importance of public space as a means of communication for religiously diverse communities and provides a model of tolerance between religious groups based on a ritual space, thereby to minimising social conflict and religion-based violence.
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Suhadah, Suhadah; Mulyana, Deddy; Yusup, Pawit M.; and Sjafirah, Nuryah A.
"Pilgrimage Sites as Magnets of Interfaith Tolerance: The Case of Kemaliq Lingsar in Indonesia,"
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijrtp/vol10/iss3/3