The Bahrain Women Association – for Human Development organized a series of training workshops for groups of youth of both sexes on the culture of tolerance, entitled “We Tolerate to Sublimate “. The workshops were held on October 13th and 28th at the premises of the Altajdeed Cultural Society. The workshops aimed to define the meaning of tolerance as a value and how it can be practiced in our daily lives, thus contributing to the reduction of disagreements and conflicts, and instead focusing on common principles, values, and beliefs that facilitate coexistence and are areas of convergence and communication with each other.
The workshops discussed the values of diversity, variations, and disagreement as fundamental values for practicing the culture of tolerance. The culture of tolerance can only be practiced only after believing in these values as a basic necessity for growth and development. It was emphasized in the series of workshops that the right of disagreement should not affect the basic constructs of religions and the obvious forbiddances. People may differ in religion, race, color, and country, but share common human values that constitute the link between them. Everyone has the right to be a Christian or Muslim, Arab or Persian, but is not allowed to be “inhumane” in his dealings with others.
At the end of the training workshop, the youth participants expressed their desire to participate in more events organized by the Association in the field of culture of peace and tolerance, thus enhancing their role and their ability to positively change their societies.