Living Together Tolerance: An Ethical Basis For Peace, Justice and Intercultural Dialogue
Darina Saliba Abi Chedid (Ed)

In the midst of rising extremism in the region and worldwide, the world finds itself on the brink of falling into chronic hatred and the fear of the “other”. This situation, supported by the ongoing armed conflicts, civil wars and terrorist attacks and channeled through racial, cultural and religious discrimination reminds us of the words of Jean-Paul Sartre, who in his play “No Exit” (Huis Clos, In French) says: “Hell is other people”. The other, the different and the dissimilar to the who I am, and what I believe in. In other words, we live in times of identical crisis and struggle to be measurable and “tolerant”.

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