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Ethnocentrism

While empathy breaks down the barriers of borders, ethnocentrism – the supposed superiority of one’s own cultural world – is addressed at strengthening them, and if possible, at raising new ones.

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Participation

It is possible to participate in a brutal event – such as gang rape, lynching, an ethnic cleansing operation – or in a humanitarian event – fund raising, collective adoption, sacrificing oneself in an exchange of prisoners..

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Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism means the literal and dogmatic interpretation of holy texts (but these may also be secular texts), the prescriptive indications of which are considered the foundations of all action.

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Refugees

Transnational migrations and global interdependence challenge the liberalism of western countries, which is becoming increasingly national and less universal.

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Mestizo

Following the conquest of the Americas, the word “mestizo” was used to indicate children born of parents belonging to different races, usually and an American Indian woman and a white man (or vice versa).

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25/10/2011
IT LIFE AND SOCIETY

The bipolar system of hatred that must be opposed through culture

Andrea Riccardi 19/10/2009
IT HISTORY

A great opportunity for the Muslim world

Andrea Riccardi 13/05/2008
IT MIGRATIONS

“Integration is not achieved with diggers”

Andrea Riccardi (Sant'Egidio), interviewed by Elisabetta Ambrosi 20/11/2007
IT INTERCULTURAL LEXICON

Mestizo

07/11/2006
IT AR HISTORY

Coexistence is an inevitable destiny

Andrea Riccardi 14/02/2007
IT AR LIFE AND SOCIETY

What we think, what we want

Reset Dialogues 16/11/2006
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