Why Tolerance Won’t Be Enough

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.

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman