Integrating global society
Synonyms: Forming transnational society
Forming planetary culture
Claim: Social integration requires the appreciation rather than the elimination of difference. Integration must be on the basis of free will and respect for others rather than being imposed in suppression of a sense of discrimination, injustice and difference. Indeed, some difference of opinion or policy are both inevitable and desirable in a democratic society which respects freedom of thought, and so the fabric of which society is built must be at once strong, accommodating and flexible. Just as respect is required from those who have previously participated in others' exclusion or deprivation, so also those who feel marginalized, disadvantaged or discriminated against must develop, and be supported to develop, a lucid awareness of their self-respect and rights in order to remove any consciousness of unworthiness, or being a victim or outcast, and re-assert their dignity.
Subjects: Culture Planetary initiatives
Type Classification: C: Cross-sectoral strategies