Citizens who are member of societal, ethnic or religious minorities are per se more vulnerable than the rest of a country’s population. That should be the case in India, too. Yet rather than being protected by the State, many of them are facing increasing hurdles, if not outright harassment through public measures. Prof. Nandini Sundar explains how.
- The author of “Reopening Muslim Minds” discusses his call to fellow Mulsims across the world to rediscover that distinctive cosmopolitan approach which once made Islam great.
- Which are the limits of being tolerant/intolerant, asks Marina Calloni from Milan’s Bicocca University, and what does Zero Tolerance mean?
- The practice of toleration with the attitude of tolerance. Interview with Pei Wang from Tsinghua University.
- Venice’s history is symbolic for toleration, tolerance but also for exclusion. It has been putting civilizations in dialogues for centuries, says Shaul Bassi from Ca’ Foscari University.
- The outrageous murder of innocent citizens in France by militant Muslims left everyone around the world, including the vast majority of followers of Islam, with a number of questions. Among these, the most fundamental coming from the non-Muslims: Is Islam incompatible with free thinking? Let us not hide behind the conveniently general opinion that Islam is a religion of violence and the only way to save the West is to put an extreme pressure on Muslims living in Europe and North America. This path does not lead to any solution and is perceived only as a new form of intolerance and barbarity.