The Application of Multicultural Education in Realizing Religious Tolerance in Yunior High School 1 Ponorogo
Indonesia is a multicultural country with a diversity of cultures, ethnicities, languages and religions. These differences can cause conflict if not managed properly, as was the case with the inter-religious confrontations that occurred at the beginning of the reformation period. Ambon, North Maluku, Poso and Central Kalimantan are areas that have experienced such inter-religious confrontations. This can happen because of the lack of tolerance between religions. So it is easy to blame or feel self-righteous. Thus, it is necessary to implement a program that accommodates tolerance between religious communities. The purpose of this study is to analyze the implementation of multicultural education in realizing religious tolerance at SMPN 1 Ponorogo. The research used a qualitative research method with a phenomenological approach. Data collection was obtained through interviews, observation and documentation. The number of informants is 6 people, the research interval is the 2022 school year. Data analysis was carried out through data reduction, data presentation and conclusion drawing. The method of data presentation is done by content analysis. The results showed that the implementation of multicultural education at SMPN 1 Ponorogo succeeded in realizing religious tolerance in four domains: (1) objectivity of student registration assessment (2) PAI learning, (3) Qur'an learning (4) the right to worship.