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Pluralism Works - 2008-11-26

Date: 
Wednesday, 2008, November 26
Location: 
Source: 
Vancouver Province
Author: 
Mike Klassen

The Aga Khan teaches us that truly successful societies embrace pluralism.
In many local schools, especially on Vancouver's east side, diversity and pluralism is the norm.

I grew up as an Eastsider, and today my daughter attends her local elementary school near Fraser Street. Each year the school conducts a multicultural potluck dinner, where families sit shoulder-to-shoulder with cultures from around the globe. Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, Filipinos, Chinese and Europeans of many stripes get together to share a meal and celebrate their community.

We are proud of this harmony, and we appreciate that it's a rare thing beyond our borders.


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