Coexistence in a pluralistic world
Souk in the South Atlas. 1966. ©José Ortiz Echagüe. VEGAP 2021.
Exchange between cultures has been taking place throughout human history. However, the phenomenon of multiculturalism has taken on new dimensions as our societies have become more complex. The phenomena of large-scale migration and mobility , globalisation and hyperconnectedness - facilitated by new technologies - have led to people from different backgrounds entering contact and interacting on a daily basis, and even living together in the same professional, family or friendship environment...
In this context, the following challenges arise:
- Generate spaces to build conversations that lead to mutual understanding and the strengthening of social ties.
-To promote discourses (media, political, pedagogical...) that contribute to coexistence and social cohesion.
-To promote the development of all peoples and to guarantee peace, justice and freedoms for all citizens.
- Eradicating inequalities based on ethnicity, religion, ideology, gender, age...
-Recognise natural law and the idea that there is a universal ethic as an antidote to cultural relativism.
-Recover the role of citizens as protagonists of public life, capable of finding solutions for the common good.
-Encourage mediation to resolve conflicts and disagreements that arise in interactions.