Absence of pluralism forcing millions to flee

Absence of pluralism forcing millions to fleeThe growing diversity of populations in countries around the world is a fact, according to António Guterres, yet for some it is a source of discomfort. In many countries, the stoking of fears to obtain votes and to sell “infotainment” is “creating artificial divisions, disrupting social cohesion and, in extreme cases, provoking persecution and conflict,” he says.The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees shared his perspective at the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2014 Annual Pluralism Lecture, which he delivered last week at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. The third in a series, the Centre’s annual lecture offers an important platform to leaders in pluralism who are making a difference in the world.“Immigration is not part of the problem of modern societies,” asserted the High Commissioner, “it is part of the solution. Without immigration many of our communities would become completely unsustainable.”

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