Learning Mutual Respect May Be Easier Than We Think


How does one show respect? How does one show tolerance? How does one show acceptance? These are important questions to answer when the ethnic and religious diversity of modern societies are increasingly considered a persistent problem and not a cultural wealth.

If we wish for greater harmony in daily life among the diversity of peoples we meet every day, perhaps the questions should be phrased another way. How can we train our young – and ourselves – to be respectful, tolerant and accepting of others, whatever their colour, class or creed?

First off, we have to be clear that we are talking about personal conduct, and not collective behaviour.

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