FROM BIAS TO THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: Multiculturalism as a key to harmony and peace

In this age of increasing diversity in the United States and abroad, the idea of how leaders can mitigate hate crimes and bias against diverse groups is of critical importance, both for present and future generations.

Baku International Multiculturalism Center, US was joined by Arizona Interfaith Movement, Phoenix College Christian Student Club and visiting religious scholars from Temple University’s Dialogue Institute. Seventeen nations were represented at this event, including Visiting Professor from Azerbaijan University of Languages, Dr. Malahat Veliyeva (featured in video).

Perspectives were shared on the topic of multiculturalism as a key to harmony and peace and state policies and practices from the U.S., Austria, Ethiopia and Azerbaijan were shared. Participants also engaged in facilitated conversation on tools and methods being employed or considered in their own community to mitigate the scourge of bias and move us closer to multiculturalism ideals.

Posted by Jannah Scott