Tolerance simply stated, is the absence of physical violence against someone else. But it doesn’t guarantee that laws and edicts won’t be issued that undermine the spirit of coexistence….
I along with my colleagues at Harvard; rabbis, priests, pastors and ministers are trying to learn from one another so that we can actualize the empathy in our respective faith-traditions rather than preach a hollow, isolated Word without engagement and fellowship.
Sometimes it’s uncomfortable, but it’s authentic and it’s healthy. Unfortunately the world’s problems won’t be solved on a college campus.
Nevertheless pockets of people all over the country are realizing that tolerance and acceptance without education is a cop-out; a way to sterilize the human instinct to understand and empathize.