Subsequent to this the UN established the International Day for Tolerance on November 16, 1996.
In the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance we read that “Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, conscience and belief.”
Without any doubt we can also hold to the fact that tolerance is nourished by esteem.
The main question we can ask ourselves is: am I in the same position of being judged with intolerance by others?
Living esteem as a habit makes each day a day for tolerance because we acknowledge with esteem all kind of ways of being human.
Tolerance: Principles, practices, obstacles, limits
- Author: John K. Carnack
- Publisher: Bookcraft (1993)
- Hardcover, also available as ebook
- 162 pages
This is one of my very very favorite books. Elder Carmack does a masterful job of presenting the case for tolerance. It was so helpful in helping me begin to set aside my judgmental and less than kind nature and open my heart to REALLY love people no matter where they were on their own path in life. I have read and re-read this and plan to read it again.