Lecture on Tolerance in the World by Bi Puranen
Bi Puranen, the Secretary General of the World Values Survey Association (WVSA) gave a lecture to the members of the Union of Stockholm, which showed that in Sweden people have a uniquely tolerant lifestyle compared to the rest of the world countries
Speaking event in Brussels yesterday, it is relevant to talk about tolerance.
Bi Puranen, the Secretary General of the World Values Survey Association (WVSA) gave a lecture to the members of the Union of Stockholm, which showed that in Sweden people have a uniquely tolerant lifestyle compared to the rest of the world countries: "We have a high tolerance for people's own choice, and it causes an intolerance to those who do not share this lifestyle. In other words, we can not accept the things that happened in Brussels yesterday, because it goes against the tolerant society" she noted.
WVS, the world's largest social survey, has made hundreds of thousands of interviews with ordinary people around the world since the early 80s. Bi Puranen's lecture was based on the values in different countries since 1981. Examples lifted from tuberculosis history, the condition of women in the world and peace studies. WVS's surveys show that the vast majority of people are against violence. Terrorism is not a religious issue. "Take it in your values," she urged.
Bi Puranen further explained that, despite the recent terrorist attacks, there is evidence that Daesh is losing ground. In countries where trade unions and other democratic organizations blocked the mosque has become a meeting point to reclaim Islam - an inclusive Islam that rejects religious fundamentalism and radicalism: you train imams to become adversaries against Daesh.
"Although we are pessimists in the brain, we must be optimists at heart!" Concluded Bi Puranen her lecture.