Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict (Print ISSN: 1544-0508; Online ISSN: 1939-4691 )


Madinah Charter and Peace Building Community

Author(s): Ridwan

This article shows that the Charter of Medina is a legal-constitutional instrument in building a harmonious and peaceful society. The substance of the Charter of Medina describes institutionalizing the consciousness of the people of Medina to lay the foundations of plural public relations with the principle of coexistence in differences. As a multi-ethnic community with different religious and political identities, there are often social conflicts, especially between two major tribes, namely Khazraj and Aus. The people of Medina live under the threat of prolonged horizontal strife between tribes. The Charter of Medina is a social consensus in arranging relations between groups and becomes a large umbrella to build the hope of peace and coexistence in differences. In this position, the Charter of Medina can be used as a model for conflict resolution to create social harmony. This article proves that the Charter of Medina is a political experiment of the People of Medina in conflict resolution to realize a peacebuilding community.

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