No. 656

UAE Tolerance and the Four Pillars of Its Continuity

  • 13 March 2019

The lecture touches on the UAE tolerance experience, and its level of maturity, that lays the groundwork for peaceful coexistence between culturally and racially diverse people. Tolerance, as modeled in the UAE, sets a standard to be adopted by other nations, particularly those torn apart by war, sedition and hatred–despite belonging to a society that projects pluralism but in fact harbors unilateral tendencies hostile to diversity.

The UAE experience categorically rejects all forms of hatred and discord that would eventually lead to violence and terrorism. In this context, it relies on four pillars to guarantee the continuity of tolerance and underpin its philosophy, namely; the humanitarian pillar; the geographical pillar; the historical pillar, and, the ethical and religious pillar.

The lecture offers a reading of the UAE tolerance experience, not just in terms of its manifestations, but as a state commitment, choice, and policy. This experience is worth close study, not only because it lays the foundation for sound relations both nationally and internationally, but also because it reflects a determination to create and disseminate innovative ideas. The lecture also seeks to offer an answer to the current question: Can the UAE tolerance experience be replicated in the Arab world and beyond?

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LECTURER

Wednesday 13 March 2019

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday 13 March 2019

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm