The Global Centre for Pluralism believes that societies thrive when differences are valued. Its mission is to influence perspectives, inform policies and inspire pathways to advance pluralism.
The Centre’s programmes include:
- Global Analysis: Developing research and tools to measure societies’ treatment of diversity and track trends. This supports the implementation of more inclusive policies and practices around the world.
- Educating for Pluralism: Supporting educators to advance pluralism within the classroom as well as throughout educational systems and institutions.
- Global Pluralism Award: Celebrating and supporting the work of worldwide champions working to build more peaceful societies that respect differences.
- Peace and Conflict: Applying a pluralist lens to support peace processes around the world.
The Centre frequently works in collaboration with AKDN’s institutions and programmes.
What is Pluralism?
Diversity in society is a universal fact; how societies respond to diversity is a choice. Pluralism is a positive response to diversity. Pluralism involves taking decisions and actions, as individuals and societies, which are grounded in respect for diversity.
We are living in an historic moment of urgency for pluralism. Societies worldwide are being challenged to address issues of injustice, inequality and exclusion. When they commit to becoming more just, peaceful and prosperous by respecting diversity and addressing systemic inequality, the impacts can be transformative. When the dignity of every individual is recognised, everyone feels they belong. We are all better off, for generations to come.
For more information about the Centre, please see: www.pluralism.ca