respecting other cultures
The world is in tough times. Terrorists and racists are unknowingly working hand in to pit different religions against each other. Their power is fuelled by hate and ignorance. Hate crimes and homicides mean there are families and victims everywhere filled with grief but the mistake we are all guilty of making every now and then, is false blame. We do not allow the Klu Klux Klan to shape our understanding of Christianity, so in the same way, we must not allow the small group of Islamic terrorists to represent all Muslims. I live in the United Kingdom an after the recent events in London and Manchester, it is unbelievable the amount of untrue assumptions I have heard following the horrific attacks.
My advice for you today is to spend some time learning about other cultures. Read religious texts and histories of religious leaders, research common traditions and festivals of different religions, see how they differ from country to country! The world’s tendency at times like these is to push away those we don’t know and to criticise what we don’t understand. What we should really be doing is allowing it to bring us together, to become stronger as a united front. Try and reach out to someone you don’t know and learn about them. Whether or not they’ve been affected by recent events in the UK or not, there is always something you can gain from building new relationships!
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