This paper is the result of research on the perspective and practice of religious harmony from Muslim groups in Ambon City, and put it in the social, cultural, political, economic and religious fields. The study used a qualitative descriptive approach by making Islamic groups in Ambon as the unit of analysis. The perspective of religious harmony by Islamic groups in Ambon City is built through a process of social interaction in ethnic and religious plurality. Reflections on religious riots in 1999-2002 formed a perspective of harmony in building peaceful relations between religious believers. The practices presented are a reflection of their moderate and tolerant Islamic vision, in order to eliminate the scars of conflict in the past. This commitment is demonstrated through active participation in various activities that involve the togetherness of all components of the religious community, especially Muslims and Christians. The development of the character of Islamic moderation in the perspective and practice of religious harmony by Muslim groups in Ambon is strongly influenced by the social, cultural, political, and economic contexts of Muslims in Ambon. Political representation and fair distribution as well as the political will of local governments in building religious harmony to build the trust of Muslims in local governments. This makes the resolution of conflicts in peaceful ways through a dialogue approach more easily accepted by Islamic groups.
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