02 March 2010

Stopping Sectarianism

I have been reading about sectarianism over the last few days and have been wondering how divisive beliefs may be overcome. Do you know much about the subject?

Wikipedia - Sectarianism

During my university years, I studied prejudice from both a sociological and psychological perspective. It is easy to talk about the topic on a theoretical level, but on a practical level it is hard to change closed, intolerant minds.

Even family members and neighbours can make unfortunate remarks from time to time. It is impossible to argue with irrational points of view, so I usually just keep my distance from those I consider to be bigoted - and let them know why I have not spent much time with them recently!

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