This study discusses the phenomenon of religious conservatism and strengthening of religious moderation in the midst of the global pandemic, Covid-19. There are three problems of the research focuses in this study, namely religious moderation, religious conservatism, and the Covid-19 itself. By using a qualitative research and analysis based on social theory, this study has two important findings. Firstly, one of the problems that has often hampered the agenda for dealing with Covid-19 in many countries in the world, including in Indonesia that comes from conservatism in the religious sector. Contrasting the handling of Covid-19 with religious texts so as to make the response to Covid-19 not optimal and ineffective. In addition, the idea of religious moderatism in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic requires three (3) things, they are the rationality, inclusivity, and contextually. Moderate in the rational sense means responding to Covid-19 with common sense and a logical attitude. It does not clash religion and science (medical), but puts them both in a dialogical and integrative manner. Meanwhile, being moderate in the sense of inclusion requires willingness and self-awareness to always take an active role. Comply with all forms of Covid-19 mitigation that have been mutually agreed upon based on consensus government policies. Moderatism in a contextual sense means that understanding Covid-19 requires comprehensive observation and attitude by considering its sociological aspects such as cultural dimensions, social systems and patterns of community interaction.
The Moderatism and Religious Conservatism Problems in the Middle of Covid-19 Pandemic Era