Indonesian Muslims hold candles during a memorial service on the first anniversary of suicide bombing attacks at Santa Maria Catholic Church in Surabaya, East Java.
It is important to understand the issues of intolerance through statistics. But it is crucial to dig deeper to understand why a person becomes intolerant.
The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, one of the landmarks in Brunei. Brunei recently announced punishing gay sex by stoning offenders to death.
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Some Islamic nations, including Brunei, have harsh punishments under Sharia. In pre-modern times, Sharia was rarely used as criminal law, and standard of proof for any prosecution was very high.
Democracy can still perform in Indonesia despite the absence of tolerance. Fifteen years after the Acehnese tsunami, various religious people visited mass graves built by Muslims in 2018.
Let's rethink the way we understand democracy and tolerance.
Graffiti probably Banksy, denouncing the conditions in which prisoners have been detained in Guantanamo.
Michael Haneke's allegorical 2009 film showed how a peaceful society can be shattered within a single generation. It's a lesson for us now in a world drifting toward populism and violence.
International students are a valuable cultural and economic asset for universities.
International students are a huge asset, but universities must guard against prejudice and ensure they they are properly integrated and supported.
Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
Opposing demonstrators at a marriage-equality rally in front of the US Supreme Court in April 2015.
Educators must work to ensure inclusion with diverse student bodies, yet it seems inevitable that in today's world, talking about identity issues can be risky and emotional. So how to move forward?
In 2016, Norwich City Football Club was one of dozens of English football teams that took part in the Stonewall Charity’s “Rainbow Laces” campaign to combat discrimination against LGBT fans and players.
Football presents itself as a neutral, universal and, in a way, desexualised sport. Yet despite widespread campaigns against homophobia, deeply negative attitudes about gay players persist.
Pro-tolerance march in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2015.
Diversity is an enormously appealing and powerful concept, yet it can also distract us from the focus we need to face today’s pressing social issues. So what’s the way forward?
Several thousand people gather at a rally in Washington in 1952 to hear Evangelist Billy Graham preach.
Current trends suggest that evangelicalism is out of step with younger Americans. But, a scholar says, evangelicalism has been here before.
Many are calling for government to step in to stop bots and the spread of fake news on sites like Facebook and Twitter. A media expert explains why this is a slippery slope.
‘Damenkneipe,’ or ‘Ladies’ Saloon,’ painted by Rudolf Schlichter in 1923. In 1937, many of his paintings were destroyed by the Nazis as ‘degenerate art.’
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
Hate crime hurts.
At least 70 people died in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan in August – most of them lawyers.
A new tool is tracking attacks on people for their religion, politics, caste, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation.
A step in the right direction.
Religious leaders have done little to help combat institutionalised homophobia – and some have flat-out encouraged it.
The so-called ‘lamest’ generation has some very real grievances.
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Why do critiques focus on the flaws of the protesters, rather than the flawed institutions that sparked the protests in the first place?
To dream … the impossible dream. Impossible in Northern Ireland, apparently.
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For the rest of the world, Northern Ireland already has a notorious reputation for religious intolerance and sectarian hatred. This well-worn yarn tells of ancient enmities dividing Irish Catholics and…