MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, TANGERANG — Rapid technological advancement eases people to access limitless information.
General Secretary Abdul Mu’ti mentioned the digital age calls for digital literacy and a mental revolution guided by religious values.
Religion can inspire and guide communities, nations, and civilizations from time to time. It is crucial for fostering digital literacy and a mental revolution to guide people in virtual reality.
“We have the opportunity to build a superior civilization. Indeed, anyone now can access information from various media to strengthen digital literacy and mental revolution,” said Mu’ti in a workshop on ‘Internalizing the National Mental Revolution and Digital Literacy Movement through Strengthening Tolerance in Muhammadiyah’ in South Tangerang on Friday (July 7).
“The theme is essential to discuss as the potential of social media as an effective platform for quickly disseminating good information,” said Mu’ti.
Besides, Muhammadiyah appreciated the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs (Kemenko PMK) for collaboration in the National Mental Revolution Program (GNRM).
“This collaboration is highly commendable, and we hope it can continue in the future,” said Mu’ti.
Muhammadiyah also thanked the Muhammadiyah Council for Elementary and Secondary Education and Non-formal Education for being a strategic partner with the Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Cultural Affairs and various other parties in promoting digital literacy as an integral part of national morality, harmony, and unity.
Following the opening session, the participants attended a seminar on “The Urgency of Strengthening Tolerance and Combating Cyberbullying on Social Media in Muhammadiyah through the GNRM (content production).”
The keynote speaker for this session was Rulli Nasrullah, known as Kang Arul, a Digital Communication Expert in Indonesia and a member of the Muhammadiyah Council for Library and Information (MPI).