Special Series: Globalisation and Religious Pluralism - 2011
by Ghassan Michel Rubeiz
In this first article in a series on globalisation and religious pluralism, Dr. Ghassan Rubeiz, an Arab American commentator, highlights what could be done to help media outlets foster mutual understanding and religious tolerance. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 3 May 2011)
by Alex Stein
In this second article in a series on globalisation and religious pluralism, Alex Stein, an activist with Combatants for Peace, looks to India as an example of how religious tolerance and political pluralism can feed into a national culture for both Israelis and Palestinians. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 17 May 2011)
by Hani Naim
Hani Naim, a journalist, blogger and civil society activist, explains in this third article in a series on globalisation and religious pluralism how social media has united people of different religious and ethnic backgrounds for the common goal of positive societal and political change in the Middle East. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 17 May 2011)
by Rahim Kanani
Has social connectivity enabled a new sense of empathy between the West and the Middle East and North Africa? Rahim Kanani, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of World Affairs Commentary, in this fourth article in a series on globalisation and religious pluralism, considers whether stories from the Arab Spring are bringing the world closer together. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 24 May 2011)
by Khaled Diab
In this fifth article in a series on globalisation and religious pluralism, Khaled Diab, a journalist and writer living in Jerusalem, considers whether there are lessons about building bridges between divided communities that Israelis and Palestinians can take away from the Egyptian experience. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 21 June 2011)
by Yonatan Gur
While no one can deny the power of the Internet and social networking sites in bringing people together, Combatants for Peace member Yonatan Gur explains in this final article in a series on globalisation and religious pluralism why face-to-face meetings are still the most effective way to break down barriers between different groups. (Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 5 July 2011)
 
 
 
 
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