Pengaruh Ajaran Islam dan Hindu Terhadap Kebudayaan Sunda: Tinjauan Kritis atas Sejarah Proses Akulturasi dan Asimilasi Kebudayaan Sunda, Islam dan Hindu

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This article explores the influences of Islam and Hindu traditions on Sundanese culture. This article is a historical analysis with cultural approach. conventional views tell us that the acculturation and assimilation of Hindu and Islam into Sundanese traditions created in such a way through the time runs. In fact, the process is not as simple as what many people say. Sunda and Sunda land have a very long history. Its civilization had already established before the Ice Age melted and separated the land into islands. At that time, Sunda land was the center of civilization with its own religion and belief. The Sundanese Wiwitan is a kind of belief that is quite similar with abrahamic tradition, and it is believed rooted to Adam. So, the process of assimilation of Hindu and Islam runs very smoothly.

Pemberantasan Korupsi Dalam Perspektif Studi Hadist

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This article informs the ideas of corruption eradication based on hadith perspectives. The prophet Muhammad PBUH really concerned with corruption practices and cursed the corruptors, even for a mantel. He stated that any kind of corruption, even for very small things, will lead the corruptor to the hellfire. Moreover, he stated that alms from wealth gained by any corruption acts are illegal and he refused to offer prayer for corruptor corpses (only his companions who did it.). He also forbade to protect and to hide corruptors.

Memelihara Soft Power Sebagai Landasan Strategi Diplomasi

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This article examines how soft power run as diplomatic strategy. The writer takes Indonesia and Egypt as the object of the study. Indonesia used soft power strategy to face some accidents while the Arab Spring happened in Egypt, when some Indonesian students are arrested because they are alleged involved in a forbidden organization. This strategy came into effect without many problems. Meanwhile, Egypt after Gamal Abdel Nasser also tends to use soft power strategy to show their interest, internally and internationally.

Powering The World With Hydrogen

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The global energy consumption has been on the rise worldwide as developing nations begin to industrialize and as consumers in developed nations buy more energy consuming appliances to make life more comfortable. If the current trends continue, we may face an energy shortage in future.
The phrase “hydrogen economy” refers to programs at using hydrogen as an energy carrier to replace hydrocarbon fuels and reduce emissions produced by their consumption. Technologies such as fuel cells developed for cars, buses, power generation and other applications, along with the infrastructural implications of their broad and increasing use, are being demonstrated in many countries around the world. Activities related to the hydrogen economy are covered on a country by country basis, where applicable.

Guru Berkarakter Untuk Pendidikan Karakter

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A teacher is one of the figures who will serve as role models in their behaviors, actions and saying by the students either in the classroom, school and even outside the school environment or in society. He/She will always be noticed and become a spotlight by his/her surrounding cormmunities. Teachers not only have a job to teach, but also have a duty to educate their country. It means that their noble task is not only to educate children intellectually an sich, but also to instill the noble values as the role models and guidance in livelihoods, whether it is derived from the religious, customary and cultural values, so that they grow as the next generation with high quality of personality and character. To realize these expectations, the teacher miust have intellectual abilities and good emotional and spiritual character.

Perkembangan Jaringan Terorisme Global, Nasional dan Upaya Pencegahannya

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There is still prospect for the success of global and national contra-terrorism acts. The leadership of the United States of America in post 11/9 will be significant, but the international cooperation is more important. The biggest hope to do it is to see more widely the causes which lead to terrorism and the factors related to the risks of terrorism in a certain area, multi facet relationship, bases to make effective policies for the apparatus and acts against terrorism. However, on the other hand, the worse condition can create a support for terrorism and the recruitments of new members of terrorism networking.

Analisis kependudukan: Suatu Pengantar Untuk Memahami Sebuah kawasan

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To know the potentials of a region, one should know its people or popu-lation, especially the working age. The faster growth of working age population compared with the young population give a chance to get a “demographic bonus.” It happens only when the government responds with positive policies for the working age population to improve their producti-vity. For the case of Indonesia, the window of that opportunity will happen in 2020-2030. The stakeholders of the nation should understand this and take actions to respond the situation for better Indonesia.

Melihat Sejarah Dari Perspektif Ilmu Komunikasi: Sebuah Studi Awal Tentang Kegagalan Propaganda Gerakan 3 A

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The steps of 3A Movement as a political propaganda movement were failure when it is seen from the theory of mass communication. The Japanese colonial realized that if they want to mobilize Indonesian people, they have to use national prominent figures before war. No sooner was the 3A Movement dismissed than the Japanese colonial government built a new body, called PUTERA. PUTERA was led by four popular figures at the time, namely Soekarno, Hatta, Ki Hajar Dewantara dan KH. Mas Mansoer.

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