UN World Day of Tolerance is observed every year on November 16th.
The International Day for Tolerance is an opportunity for each of us to renew our commitment to practising tolerance and promoting harmony. Globalising quickly, the world is also increasingly fragile. This is why every day, in every society, we need to build new bridges of tolerance, trust and understanding.
Tolerance Builds Society
The individual and society are intertwined inextricably. Society shapes each individual providing the arena for our development, and sets the ideals that we should strive for. From a citizenship viewpoint, our task is to recognize our indebtedness to society and our duty towards it, to foster the social virtues of honesty, fair play, tolerance and cordiality. A chance conglomeration of humans does not become a society. Each one of us has a responsibility to contribute to the welfare of all.
Local schools have been invited to participate in an art competition on Tolerance; sporting personalities have bene invited to speak on tolerance at school sports events, and there will be presentations on Tolerance at Kidstown on Friday, 14 November.
What: UN World Day of Tolerance
WhenFriday, 14 November 2014, 12 Noon;
Where: Kidstown, Peter Ross Causeway, Shepparton
More information: Ethnic Communities of Shepparton and District: 03 5831 2395
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