Islam dan Kearifan Lokal Dalam Penanggulangan Bencana di Jawa


  • M. Imam Zamroni Universitas Gadjah Mada


Penanggulangan bencana, kearifan lokal, santri, kejawen


The increase in intensity of disasters in Indonesia has led to an upsurge in the loss of life and property, The eruption of Merapi in 2010, for instance left in its wake 354 dead, 240 injures and 47,486 others living in internally displaced camps. Many villages along the slopes of Merapi became smoldering ruins. In the aftermath of the disaster, Merapi social community compirising adherents of Kejawen and students of Islam living in the vicinity of Merapi took the initiative of using their respective perspectives to mitigate the impact of the disaster on the local community. Local wisdom which is manifested in various organized and implemented. Based on differing philosophoes and epistemology, Kejawen and student of Islam, espoused equally differing perspectives on the underlying cause of the disaster. Consequently, the patterns advocated and used in reducing the disaster also differed. By taking the Merapi disaster as a case study, this article uses a descriptive narration technique to presen the meaning attached to disaster and the attendant strategy used, by the Kejawen and student of Islam in mitigating its effect on the local community.

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