|Pluralism means not only accepting, but embracing human difference.
[Pluralism] sees the world’s variety as a blessing rather than a burden, regarding encounters with the “Other” as opportunities rather than as threats.
Pluralism does not mean homogenization – denying what is different to seek superficial accommodation. To the contrary, pluralism respects the role of individual identity in building a richer world.
His Highness the Aga Khan, June 2009