#Tolerance

Goodbye Comrade: Heather Heyer

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

Heather, I'm paying attention and I am outraged.

No Far Right Haters, You Are Not Pagans

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

I have said Paganism is a diverse and hard to define faith in modern times and this is true. Perhaps the one thing though that all Pagans would identify with is a reverence for nature. Nature is an all-encompassing term to mean both the planet and the living creatures on it. This includes fellow human beings. It is not in keeping with the spirit of Paganism to wage war and genocide against other humans. Hate has no place in a Pagan world view.

A Place For Faith In The Public Square? Grenfell Response Suggests There Is

Daniel Singleton | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Politics
Daniel Singleton

There are many issues which Farron highlights in his speech about how 'liberal society' appears intolerant of different view and beliefs. However, what yesterday shows in part, is that faith can play a positive role in the public square, as long as it is not cramped out by illiberal liberalism.

Teaching (In)tolerance In Schools

Christina Easton | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Christina Easton

Speaking after the London Bridge attack on Saturday, Theresa May stated that there is "far too much tolerance" of extremism in Britain. Given the stro...

Young People Inspire Me Each Day - Our Future Leaders

Tina McGuff | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

I covered self-esteem, self-awareness, mental fitness, being non-judgmental, resilience, compassion and the power of positivity and the impact of how having all of this can help you through some challenging times in life you may or may not face.

Educating Out Prejudice - Just How Tolerant Are We?

Joanne Gray | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Joanne Gray

The play is not asking us to accept bestiality but it forces us to hold up a mirror and look at our own prejudicial weaknesses. Who is to say what is tolerable and what is not? This is accentuated superbly by Martin's own incongruous response to his gay teenage son's sexual preferences, which he finds difficult to comprehend.

Far From Being Powerless, There Are Things That All Of Us Can Do To Combat Extremism

Joanna Cates | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK
Joanna Cates

In our communities, in our schools, in our places of work and in our families there are two very simple things that all of us can do. Whatever your views on religion, politics, military intervention or immigration, we all have the power to do these two things.

Don't Take This Lying Down. No Man Is Worth That - Least Of All This POTUS

Soraya Moeng | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Soraya Moeng

There is no point trying to shield children from such derogatory and demeaning language and hate-filled invective - not when the leader of the free world thinks it's acceptable and it's therefore reported on every media outlet possible.

Out of date textbooks put sustainable development at risk.

Aaron Benavot | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

Today, we've launched a new study into secondary school textbooks around the world, continuing our focus on the content of education, which we began i...

People Are Taking Part In A 'Guerrilla Campaign' For Tolerance Using Three Words

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Britons are taking part in a “guerrilla campaign for kindness, tolerance and understanding” using the hashtag #thisisthoughtful. Daianna Karaian,...

Trump And Clinton - America's Socio-Cultural Schizophrenia

Tony Sobrado | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The United States of America is a vast country. It is inhabited by over three hundred million people and it's arguably the most diverse country on ear...

Anjem Choudary's Conviction Is A Victory For Tolerance

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Moshe Kantor

For too long we have allowed people to incite hate and to further radicalism in the misguided and dangerous belief that freedom of speech is sacrosanct - whatever the cost. Freedom of expression is essential in any liberal democracy, but this ruling acknowledges that there must be a limit.

Stand and Be Counted

Dana Alexander | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK
Dana Alexander

Is it just me or is the world slowly becoming a shittier place? When terms like "social justice warrior" and "feminist" are pejorative, know that you are living in a world that is in regression. I am exhausted by the casual yet subtle racism, sexism and homophobia I see every single day, and frankly I am tired of ignoring it for the sake of grace. What does tolerance and diversity really mean? And how do these concepts shape our ideas and communities?

No, Britain First Does Not Represent Christians

Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK
Sarah Ann Harris

I know, I know, the best way to treat attention-seeking people like Britain First is to ignore them. Don't give them and their disgraceful campaign any oxygen and hopefully they'll eventually go away. But when something that is deeply important to me is being so monumentally misused, I can't keep it zipped any more.

Unite, Keep Calm and Carry On: Your Power To Fight Terrorism At Home

Phillip Krynski | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK
Phillip Krynski

Keep calm and carry on. Those were the motivational words printed on a poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for predicted ...

Why Is Big Business Bothered About Global Gay Rights?

Jon Miller | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Jon Miller

The world is taking two divergent paths on gay rights. In many countries there is growing acceptance of LGB&T people, and legal protection from discri...

On Religion and Faith

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

I've written about a whole host of different topics in the past. I've written about marriage, sexuality, success, the future, and a whole host more, but yet I've never discussed religion, despite it continuing to be a large part of our society. I had a conversation with a friend a while back, in which we talked about lots of big issues, eventually getting into religion, which sparked some more of my thoughts on the subject.

Louise Ridley

How The 7/7 Bombers Spawned An Unexpected Spirit Of Tolerance - For A While

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

To mark the 10 year anniversary of the London 7/7 terrorist attacks, HuffPost UK is running Beyond The Bombings, a special series of interviews, blogs...

Are 'British Values', Exclusively British?

Shohana Khan | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Shohana Khan

The British values debate has refused to look with the open mind it claims to be shaped by, upon Islamic values and honestly ask why such a wide range of Islamic practices and views have been seen as a problem for life in Britain. This is not tolerance, but a sweeping wave of intolerance in the name of security, instead.

There Is A Future For Religion In A Tolerant, Open Society

Esther Hayden | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Esther Hayden

Tolerance or diversity is not something that can be learnt through school textbooks, social media posts or the media, it should be something that people are actively seeking knowledge about if they want a just society.

Three Myth Busters About the Land of the Free

Joana Alfaiate | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Joana Alfaiate

The image of the US as the Land of the Free is being put into question. Ferguson, plus the cases of Tamir Rice, Darrien Hunt and Eric Garner, exposed America as an intolerant country where many are not free. The Prosperity Index shows this is true not only for African Americans, but for all citizens across the board..

Why Europe Must Now Support Tunisia More Than Ever

Alyn Smith | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

We Europeans did nothing to help Tunisia achieve its revolution in January 2011. Yet, today, we can and must support the most successful of the Arab Spring countries - because we know that democracy can never be taken for granted.

Weirdo, Mosher, Freak: The Legacy of Sophie Lancaster

Emma Watts | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Watts

Sobriety happened immediately. As a couple of friends took him to the hospital, I remember sitting on the stairs trying to process what had just happened and being completely unable to comprehend how anyone could do something like that.

A Malaysian Neo-Nazism?

Julian Tan | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

Malaysia has found itself embroiled in yet another religious controversy. For a country that prides itself on moderation, tolerance and multiculturalism, it is surely bizarre that it appears to be perpetually troubled by religious and racial extremism.

If We Remember Our Past, How Can We Seriously Say We Don't Want Foreigners Coming Here?

Nick Clements | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK
Nick Clements

There is no denying we have wreaked havoc, chaos and disaster throughout the world. In the last hundreds of years we travelled as illegal immigrants to other lands and caused millions upon millions to die through the diseases, religious wars and the capitalist ideals we brought with us.