The MOT defines tolerance as:
1) A fair and objective attitude toward those whose opinions and practices differ from one’s own.
2) The commitment to respect human dignity.
There are two definitions because the concept of tolerance covers a lot: attitudes as well actions, individual choices as well as social, political and legal commitments. It is also a vision that encompasses everybody. Every person is both a purveyor and beneficiary of tolerance.
There are other great concepts to describe how we would like to see people learn, work and live together. Please share with us what tolerance means to you and what other words you like or recommend.
Check out what people are saying in the Tolerance Discussion Board below.