Pluralism, in its purest form, is defined as “Respecting the otherness of the other.” Pluralism in religion is respecting different ways of worshipping the creator (or no worship) as a legitimate way to the believer of that faith. Pluralism in Politics that is accepting other’s political views is as dear to him/her as my belief is to me. Pluralism in society – that the food others eat does to them what my food does to me, the clothes others wear, serve their purpose as my clothes serve my need. At the workplace, we have to respect the composite otherness of the other person to work cohesively and to be free from tensions and produce optimum value to the organization we work.
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Pluralism is operative in religion, politics, society, culture, dining, clothing, and workplace. As we learn to respect the otherness of the other, conflicts fade, and solutions emerge. Check out the different ways of expressing Pluralism in 1500 plus articles posted on this website and multiple videos. More at www.CenterforPluralism.com
Pluralism defined from 2010
Mike Ghouse is a thinker, author, speaker, newsmaker, and an interfaith wedding officiant. His new book American Muslim Agenda is available on Amazon, coming up are books on Human Rights and Pluralism. He is committed to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. His information is at linked-in.