One of the greatest challenges

One of the greatest challenges every human confronts in life is considering and treating people who are ethnically or religiously different than themselves with equal dignity and respect.

It takes courage to break from the institutionalized mythologies of difference that are imposed on us….that world-view which can be traced back to the beginnings of recorded history, the story of ‘us’ and ‘them’. Those different to ourselves, the ‘other’, ‘barbarians’, the seeds of violence are planted with fear and watered with labels.

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