Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Multiculturalism And Diversity
Karate at Southbank
Melbourne, being one of the most multicultural cities in the world, shows an abundance of diversity. And that really makes this city come alive. Last Sunday, which was the closing day for the celebration of the Chinese New Year Festival, there were a whole range of multicultural events / activities in Southbank - which I really enjoyed.
I embrace cultural diversity. I think we can learn so much from people from various backgrounds and cultures. In fact, in my ministry, I promote cross-cultural dialogues, life and work that are based on friendship and social interactions. I believe that the real beauty of diversity can be enjoyed only by destroying the walls of prejudice, judgement and opening doors for others. It doesn’t mean endangering your social identity; socializing with people from entirely different social and ethnic backgrounds is really an act of empowerment.
When we establish a cross-cultural interaction, it creates an environment that embraces the concept of mutual respect and acceptance of differences. All people's basic needs are quite common. Only prejudice or social fear blocks the channels of communication among them. There is major need to understand all aspects of diversity to build a healthier, more respectful society.
And of course, God so loves the world (which includes all cultures) that He gave...... so we should love like He does!
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