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Religious tolerance and cooperation


Religious dialogue, outreach,
apology, and cooperation,
2007 to now:

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Perhaps motivated by chronic and increasing religiously-motivated:

bullet Mass crimes against humanity and genocide;
bullet Conflict, oppression, unjustified discrimination, etc.;
bullet Hatred, animosity and intolerance; and
bullet Violence, murder, terrorism, mass murder & genocide;

there seems to be an effort by some individuals and groups to extend forgiveness and apology to other faith groups for past harm. There also seems to be an effort to cooperate and promote understanding and peace -- both within religions and between religions. Perhaps the most remarkable development in 2007 was a letter: "A Common Word Between Us and You " issued by Muslim leaders in 43 countries to Christian leaders in the fall of 2007.

Unfortunately, many in the media give priority to negative and violent news. They use the criteria: "If it bleeds, it leads." Positive religious news does not sell many papers or significantly increase the number of viewers of TV news sources. Thus, events of this type are rarely reported in depth by the media; sometimes they are not reported at all.

The result is that religiously motivated violence saturates the airwaves, newspapers, and the Internet. Voices of moderation and cooperation are often heard. Many of the public conclude that some religions are inherently violent and have little regard for human rights.

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Events included in this section:

bullet During 2008
bullet During 2018


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Copyright 2008 to 2018 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted: 2008-AUG-10
Latest update: 2018-OCT-10
Author: B.A. Robinson

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