Tolerance – the Threshold of Peace

Tolerance, a fundamental value of democracy, has fallen victim to the conditions asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants flee, and, sadly has little valence in the immigration policies of the nations in which they seek refuge and asylum. In this post, Betty Reardon applies some of the underlying principles of her 1994 publication, “Tolerance – the Threshold of Peace,” to today’s issues of mass immigration. [continue reading…]

Academic courses / programs

Emory University launches global Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning program

Emory University, in partnership with The Dalai Lama Trust and the Vana Foundation of India, will host the launch of Emory’s international SEE Learning (Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning) program in New Delhi, India, April 4-6.  SEE Learning provides educators with a comprehensive framework for the cultivation of social, emotional and ethical competencies that can be used in K–12 education as well as higher education and professional education. [continue reading…]