The Existence of Believers of Aluk Todolo Toraja: Challenges and Development

1Amaliyah, Aditya Spadiya Putra, Fadya Indira Alfatih, Fifi Efrilia Defi, Andi Kurniawati


Normatively juridical, Indonesia only recognized the six religions, namely Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. For the sake of administrative interests, belief adherents are forced to fill in other religious columns in their Identity Card (KTP) and Family Card (KK). Aluk Todolo is one of the faiths that is under the auspices of other religions. Based on this case, the Constitutional Court acknowledged the existence of flow of trust as a faith through Decision No.97/PUU-XIV/2016, which resulted into the addition of a column of faith in ID Card (KTP) and Family Card (KK). However, it still inflicts some problems in the level of implementation. This article is a sosial-legal research with qualitative approach. Data collection techniques used were indepth interviews, focus groups discussion, observation, and documentation. The results of this study socially indicate that, the negative stigma of the general public towards Aluk Todolo has been reduced considering that is guided under Hinduism. Moreover, it still becomes a problem because both faiths are clearly different. In addition, the recognition towards the flow of faith in population administration has not been maximally realized due to the fact that Identity Card (KTP) only wrote "Trust in Almighty God". Based on this case, the authors conclude that the proper legal protection against the flow of faith in Indonesia, especially Aluk Todolo, to every legal instrument (statutory regulation) that includes religious phrases needs to be juxtaposed with the flow phrase of faith.


The flow of faith, Population Administration, Aluk Todolo

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IssueIssue 8