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Sunday, September 03, 2006

"Dialogue"

Hey guys,
I actually wanted to talk about globalization. I once heard a lecture from Dr. Akbar S. Ahmed about globalization, and that was where I first heard the concept of "dialogue," and I wanted to share it with you. The only way to truly live in peace with and accept cultures different from one's own is by learning and gaining an understanding about those cultures and countries. Dialogue means creating a conversation between completely different cultures and attempting to communicate with each other to truly gain knowledge about them before judging. So often, it occurs that an idea or a stereotype is formed about a culture without actually knowing how and why they have those specific traditions. For example, Dr. Akbar discussed Islam and how it is so important to have "dialogue" between their world and ours, so that there is no longer that ignorance that makes hate prevalent. I know i'm babbling, but I also want to point out that basically the only thing that brings all different cultures together and the one language that they all share and relate to is soccer of course. Soccer is a form of dialogue in itself since it creates an opportunity for communication and hopefully some understanding amongst ourselves.

1 Comments:

Blogger Adam said...

Dialogue is very important. Most people here are so ignorant about Islam and the Arab world that it is disgusting.

6:08 PM  

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