Tolerance

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.

Being Called a 'Fundamentalist Secularist' Is an Insult I Would Welcome

George Gillett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It is this debate that secularists, both religious and otherwise, are fighting for. The movement doesn't aim to destroy or dismantle religion, but to create a society where no one group is granted special privilege or power. A society which ensures that all beliefs are protected and welcomed equally. But this debate can only be had once you stop using "secularism" as a slur.

LGBT Rights and Peace: Why Aren't We Talking About It?

Phil Vernon | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Vernon

While it is clearly important for peacebuilders to pay more attention to the marginalisation and repression of LGBT people, it's not always so obvious how we should do so...

#OneLove: Homosexuality Isn't Bad

Kamran Assadi | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

But looking back on how things once were, one can now see that there is some positive progression and more tolerance for homosexuality. The attitude towards it has improved in the UK rapidly, and can only get better. The progress that society is making is encouraging and can only be commended.

Debates on Gender Segregation Have Ignored Muslim Women

Hussein Kesvani | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Hussein Kesvani

While important, gender segregation on British campuses, while important, has been poorly debated on. There has been far less discussion, particularly from female viewpoints, on the values of choice, liberty, religious identity and legitimate boundaries of self-expression.

Halloween? Guy Fawkes Night? Bah Hum Bug

John L. Adams | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John L. Adams

At risk of being labelled a killjoy, I'm really not sure I want my children influenced by either of these events. I just find halloween vacuous and trick or treating, at its worst, simply encourages children to use menaces to demand gifts.

Everyone Is a Little Bit Bigoted

Harry Cooper | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Cooper

Personally, I tend to be less bigoted than I used to be, but when I do get on my high horse, which happens more than I like to admit, I tend to direct my anger towards the people I perceive to be ignorant, stupid, naive or socialist. The problem is that when I do this, I stop thinking of the person in question and start thinking of a group.

Lesbians' Relationships: Fetishes, Formality and Forward Assumptions

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

If I had a pound/dollar for every comment I'd had from a man saying they want to 'get in between' my partner and I in bed, or told me I was some sort of 'abomination' by a stranger, or heard some guy say they want to try to 'turn' us to make us straight my rent would be paid this month.

Are We More or Less Tolerant?

John Howe | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
John Howe

Is intolerance on the up? Pessimists would say yes.

Judah Passow's Photographic Exhibition Reveals the Distinct Life of British Jews

Martin Newman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Martin Newman

The word 'tolerance' in fact does not do enough justice to the largely subscribed-to notion in Britain that all men are indeed created equal, and so too women, gays and Jehovah's Witnesses. The word I'm looking for is 'acceptance'. It is an accepting culture, an embracing culture, a friendly, open culture.

I Swear It Helps: Expletives 'Help Pain Relief'

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Swearing can provide effective relief from pain - but not if people swear many times a day, according to research. Experts found swearing helped pe...

Poppy for the Guy?

Jonty Langley | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Politics
Jonty Langley

This is a country where Protestants worthy of the name no longer celebrate Catholic deaths, where, for the most part, the Christian Church is smart enough not to be embarrassing. I like it. Let's reject criminalising those we strongly disagree with. Let's work to keep it that way.

9/11 and Global Tolerance

April Salchert | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Politics
April Salchert

Who cares what language we speak or how we speak it as long as it is not a language speaking of war and violence? Besides, when all languages and culture are peeled away, why would we be afraid of creating a global culture?

Coffee With bad news and World Anxiety

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

Gaddaffi whose whereabouts are still unknown refuses to admit his defeat. The president of Syria Bashar al-Assad tightens his iron grip and orders to ...

Christianity: Gay-Bashers, Q'ran-Burners and Breiviks?

Jonty Langley | Posted 07.10.2011 | UK
Jonty Langley

We Christians should just shut up. If we criticize non-Christian institutions, policies or individuals, we are crusaders, forcing our archaic will on ...