Society is formed by groups of individuals who possess different elements that make them human. We all have our unique characteristics and personalities that make us different from each other. Those characteristics, qualities and attributes — which are the bases for the betterment of society — are in fact most important and of great significance, whether it be loyalty, sincerity, love or gratitude. Tolerance is one of those qualities that forms the bedrock of society. The world is a much smaller place today. Globalisation has blurred borders throughout the world.
Importance of tolerance in a society
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Divining America. Native American Religion in Early America. The Legacy of Puritanism. Witchcraft in Salem Village. The First Great Awakening. Religious Pluralism in the Middle Colonies.
Essay Religious Intolerance around the World
Thank you for inviting me to celebrate this artistic commemoration of the UN International Day of Peace and to speak about the importance of inter-religious harmony. Using art to convey this message is so powerful because art is profoundly personal yet has a global impact. It is a shared expression that stimulates thought, provokes discussion, and conveys messages beyond words, as the artists of diverse faiths have done brilliantly in this exhibit.
Ironically, intolerance is a often a result of religious expectations and differing opinions. In both the Puritan society of Salem and the modern world, intolerance results from between those who strongly follow a religion, and others who differ. Since religions contain a variety of ideas and beliefs that are regarded so highly, religious members tend to become intolerant. Imagine a world in which you are prohibited from traveling to another country, even though you are guaranteed the basic right to practice your religion. Remember how over fifteen years ago, people that shared nothing but your religion committed acts of terrorism, and people still hold you responsible.