Author: Anju Nofarof Hasudungan
Through the Malino II agreement on February 12, 2002, there was a peace agreement between Muslims and Christians who were involved in the Ambon-Maluku conflict that had occurred since 1999. The efforts of various parties to find solutions so that Muslim and Christian religious leaders can have a dialogue have always failed. In the end, through the cultural-based reconciliation approach of pela gandong, this religious-based civil conflict can be ended even though it is not completely resolved. Pela gandong is a system of brotherhood for the Maluku without a problem with religion. The problem after reconciliation is the damage to religious relations. Therefore, the transformation of pela gandong is carried out to be applied in the field of education and is called panas pela of education. The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship between Muslims and Christians between students from SMPN 4 Salahutu Liang and SMPN 9 Ambon City through panas pela of education. This study uses a qualitative research method with a case study approach. The data was collected by means of literature study, document analysis, interviews and field observations. The results of the study reveal that there has been a brotherly relationship between students from the two schools. This can be seen from the existence of integrated social science learning with peace education. Panas pela of education activities consisting of scouting activities, Porseni (sports and arts), Iftar, Christmas and student council activities together. The establishment of Ambon-Maluku as a peace laboratory and tolerant city in Indonesia is evidence of the results of efforts to improve relations between Muslims and Christians.