“Pluralism implies a readiness to listen to many voices – whether we agree with them or not – and a readiness to embrace a rich diversity of cultures. When our diversity divides us, the results can be tragic. But when we welcome diversity – and the debate and dissent that goes with it – we sow the seeds of stability and progress.”

Extract from Speech by Mawlana Hazar Imam at the opening ceremony of the International Press Institute’s World Congress and 54th General Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya, May 22, 2005


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