International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Everyday Peace: An Ambon Ex-Combatants Perspective
Abdullah Latuapo, Mohd Haidhar Kamarzaman, Muhammad Farid

Ambon conflict has ended 15 years ago; nevertheless, the citizens are still struggling to seek true peace in the everyday life. This study focuses on the reality of Muslim Ambon 1999 ex-combatants with regards to harmonious life in their daily life. This study adopts qualitative research model with a phenomenology of social-world theoretical frame developed by Schutz. The result exhibits peace practiced by Muslim Ambon ex-combatants referred to as “everyday peace" in that there is a will to work together despite the existing injustice and gap. The Muslim Ambon ex-combatants were able to be open to "the-others" (non-Muslim) and to get along with the “old enemy", despite their anxiety and caution towards the present situation, though in a "guarded" behavior where verbal and non-verbal contacts were performed in such manner. The ex-combatants are reluctant to plunge into others’ rituals and beliefs, even strongly decline religious pluralism principles which equalize the truth of all religions. The established relationship exhibits that Moslem ex-combatants sincerely are longing for tranquility in life as well as expecting to understand and willing to initiate a dialogue and tolerance as far as no intervention toward their religious rights and faith.

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