Pesantren Education and Peaceful Cultural Values
Ethnic and cultural diversity in Indonesia with a variety of backgrounds that often lead to social insecurity in social life. Ethnocentric and primordial cultures often emerge and threaten national disintegration. Traces of history prove that these socio-cultural conflicts often touch the blue of community and state life. Islamic boarding school as one of the original educational institutions of the archipelago at this point has an important role in how a peaceful life can be realized. By presenting the teachings of inclusive Islam and morality, the pesantren is able to make a real contribution in a peaceful community life through the spread and development of Islam in the archipelago. In this context, pesantren has become one of the educational institutions that is able to form a culture of society that is tolerant, mutually respectful, by sticking to the teachings of Islam. The inclusive values of pesantren education are able to make pesantren communities have a unique tradition. The education system and pesantren traditions give birth to values that are compatible with the formation of a culture of peace.