Track: Case Studies
The Covid-19 pandemic has not only shifted religious patterns but has also raised sentiments against certain groups in society. The cases that occurred was the Covid-19 cluster case from the Tablighi Jamaat after holding the Ijtima 'Ulama throughout Asia in Gowa, South Sulawesi. Participants who took part in these religious activities came from various regions, including Wonosobo Regency. Holding religious events by inviting large crowds during a pandemic is considered inappropriate. So, the activity became a new cluster for the spread of COVID-19 determined by the government. This study examines changes in the socio-religious life of the Tablighi Jamaat and community sentiment towards religious sects during the Covid-19 period in Wonosobo Regency, Central Java. This study uses qualitative research with interviews as a data collection technique. This study uses the dimensions of religious commitment from Charles Y Glock and Rodney Stark. This study found that the socio-religious life of the Tablighi Jamaat experienced a shift due to increasing public sentiment towards religious groups. Changes in group religious rituals adapt to social conditions even though they are contrary to religious beliefs and obedience. So that new ritual practices are carried out to survive the larger sentiment.