When you work with people of different faiths, ethnicities, cultures, and races, you are bound to encounter conflicts; both real and perceived. The battles may be overt or subtle, but they cause tensions and start pitting one against the other. They get entangled in these gratuitous battles instead of enjoying their lives and being productive to the company, government or the community they serve.
Our goal at the Center for Pluralism is to bust the myths and pave the way for tension-free living and work environment. We hope you walk out of the seminar respecting the otherness of other and accepting the God given the uniqueness of each other resulting in fewer conflicts and plenty of goodwill, peace, and harmony, and above all else, free yourselves to enjoy your time with your family.
The myths and stereotyping have persisted because very few have done anything to change it.
I am one of the guys with whom people of all faiths from Atheism to Zoroastrianism and everyone in between confides, and I will keep that confidential, but I feel their anger, anguish, and pain when they say ugly things about the others. This seminar is an effort to bring sanity, peace, and profitability to such individuals.
Here is the initial list contributed by several on Facebook in one day. I hope you would add items to make a comprehensive agenda to address the issues. The next round is myths about all religions and tackling them in November over dinner.
Details at: http://centerforpluralism.com/busting-myths-about-hindus-muslims-for-peace-profit-and-productivity/
We will collect all the items as they come, and then fine-tune them into 50 items to deal with.
Myths about Muslims
1. Muslim n Sindhi – can’t be believed. Unreliable. Backstabbing.
2. Muslim Men in India marry more than 1 woman
3. Muslims are rapidly increasing in population over Hindus in India
4. Violent n brutal, savage-like or Kasai ki jaat
5. Orthodox especially regarding women. N marriage at the start of puberty
6. dress code n caps to show identity n difference
7. Polygamy, age difference, no family planning
8. NO reformation is possible
Myths about Hindus
1. Caste System
2. Hindus set their women on fire if they don’t get the dowry
3. beat their women to death
4. They draw the lines for women not to cross
5. Killing female babies before birth are rampant
6. Trust the snake not the Brahman
7. They don’t value humans over cow
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