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.
Pierre Bayle said all peoples’ beliefs and rituals should be tolerated out of respect for their fundamental humanity.
Pierre Bayle, one of the most widely read philosophers, said tolerance should be based on humanity, not on faith.
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?
President Donald Trump sits down for an iftar dinner, in the State Dining Room of the White House.
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As President Trump resumes an annual tradition of celebrating Ramadan, it provides a moment to remember that Islam has long been practiced in America.
Should we be more patient with those we view as distracted?
We disapprove of distraction and consider attention as being valuable. What if they were, in fact, morally charged words, referring to the same behavior? Here's what early Christian monks thought.
Protests in Charlottesville in the US turned violent recently, leading to the death of one person.
Our society is now intolerant of those who are intolerant of others; they can be legally penalised. But is that in itself a failure of tolerance?
For Socrates, tolerance is fundamentally about equality and the pursuit of truth.
Schools and universities have a responsibility to protect students from hate speech while also exposing them to views that disrupt their ways of thinking and ideas of the world.
What exactly is outrage?
When outrage is misplaced or excessive, it can have negative consequences for a healthy public discourse.
President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit on Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of America's large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, left, and PVV party leader Geert Wilders on March 14, 2017.
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The famous anti-immigrant crusader fizzled at the polls, but the Netherlands still has a legacy of intolerance to turn around.
Children learn hatred and violence, two pediatricians write, and they also learn love and respect. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the two doctors offer things you can do to teach tolerance.
If education and tolerance go hand in hand, how is it possible that anti-immigrant sentiments are so virulent in educated populations?
Why learn a new language?
Language learning can make people more open to seeing a new way of doing things and develop a greater level of comfort with unfamiliar situations.
Making everyone feel welcome.
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As Western societies have become more diverse due to immigration and cross-border mobility, the question of how welcoming their native populations are to newcomers has become ever more relevant. Exclusionary…
Modelling how to be a tolerant and welcoming Australian starts in the classroom.
Yesterday morning on ABC 720 Perth, presenter Geoff Hutchison took a talkback call from an Imam, Yahya Ibrahim, who told the listeners he is deputy principal of a local Islamic school and a chaplain at…
Fairness and empathy are closely connected to moral development and reasoning.
George A. Spiva Center for the Arts
We hear a lot about tolerance these days. Tolerance is a moral virtue best placed within the moral domain – but unfortunately it is often confounded with prejudice. Much of the psychological research about…