His Highness the Aga Khan Delivers the 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture #pluralism

Posted on June 5, 2011

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His Highness the Aga Khan Delivers the 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture

“What the Canadian experience suggests to me is that identity itself can be pluralistic. Honoring one’s own identity need not mean rejecting others. One can embrace an ethnic or religious heritage, while also sharing a sense of national or regional pride. To cite a timely example, I believe one can live creatively and purposefully as both a devoted Muslim and a committed European.”

Describing the challenges of pluralism, His Highness commented: “I believe that the challenge of pluralism is never completely met. Pluralism is a process and not a product. It is a mentality, a way of looking at a diverse and changing world. A pluralistic environment is a kaleidoscope that history shakes every day… As we think about pluralism, we should be open to the fact that there may be a variety of “best practices,” a “diversity of diversities,” and a “pluralism of pluralisms.”” source  Aga Khan Development Network

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