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Telephones ring and people cough inside a medical center here. The patients are waiting to see Dr. Wayne Korras. Few of his patients are aware of the general practitioner’s history. As he examines their bodies, they know nothing about the map of scars spread across his chest and back. A few years ago, Korras was training for a marathon with other runners on a road on the city’s outskirts. Suddenly, a speeding vehicle screeched toward the group.  "A young gentleman who... (Full Story)
A new project is using solar energy to transform toilet waste into efficient cooking fuel, in an initiative to improve hygiene for people in communities without indoor sanitation and at the same time reduce the felling of trees for charcoal. In the communities around Naivasha, about 90 km (56 miles) northwest of Nairobi, Sanivation, a Kenyan social enterprise, a for-profit company also focused on social good, has begun providing toilets to homes that lack proper sanitation. The locally... (Full Story)
Authorities in Almaty, Kazakhstan shut down a news conference Friday called by activists who were discussing plans for protests in the city against land reforms. Police detained about a dozen activists outside Almaty's Press Club. The incident follows protests across the country against government plans to privatize farmland beginning on July 1, 2016. Although public protests are rare in Kazakhstan, hundreds have rallied in several cities since Sunday (April 24), out of fear... (Full Story)
By Neil Caplan , Ph.D., Member of Tolerance.ca®
Courtesy of the Moshe Sharett Heritage Society, Tel Aviv
One of the short-hand ways to sketch out the hawkish-dovish divide in Israeli politics and history is to contrast the approaches, worldviews and personalities of two of the country’s founding politicians: David Ben-Gurion and Moshe Sharett. (Full Story)
The terrorist attacks on the airport and metro in Brussels are casting a spotlight, once again, on Belgium's role as a European haven for jihadists. (Full Story)
By Giulio Meotti , journalist, Il Foglio
You are sentenced to death. It's just a matter of time." This message, in Arabic, was sent by Islamists to Laurence Marchand-Taillade, National Secretary of the Parti Radical de Gauche (Radical Party of the Left). She now lives under the protection of the French police. (Full Story)
Well-known lawyer, Julius Grey, will speak about the «Uberization»  of society and its deleterious effect on the well-being of citizens. (Full Story)
  by Shabnam Assadollahi

 


In 2007, Aqsa Parvez (pictured above) , a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim living in Toronto, was strangled to death by her father. Her crime was that, as a free woman in Canada, she chose not to wear a hijab. Yet, This Thursday, February 25, 2016, the city of Ottawa will be holding a public event celebrating the hijab, Islam's physical repression of women. (Full Story)
By Miriam Rabkin , Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
Valentine’s Day rituals often begin in the classroom, where the holiday serves both as an enjoyable arts and crafts activity and as a pedagogical tool, teaching children about structuring love and friendship into a concrete, prescribed form. The ritualization of love continues throughout our lives, not only on Valentine’s Day, but through weddings, anniversaries, and Mother’s and Father’s Day. (Full Story)
By Ingrid Carlqvist  

Mass immigration is continuing to claim victims in Sweden. Murder, assaults and rape have become everyday occurrences in this small country, with a population just short of ten million, which last year opened its doors to almost 163,000 immigrants. The latest victim is 22-year-old Alexandra Mezher. She was stabbed to death on January 26, 2016 by a so-called unaccompanied refugee child at the asylum house where she worked. (Full Story)


Every day, thousands of refugees from Syria arrive by boat on the shores of the Greek island of Lesvos, hoping to find a new start in Europe.  (Full Story)
by Ezra Levant

According to leaked information obtained by The Rebel, the RCMP is set to unveil a new uniform, featuring a hijab, the sharia-compliant Muslim head covering for women. (Full Story)
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What is Tolerance ?
Everybody talks about tolerance. Why ? What is so important about tolerance ? Do you have an opinion you would like to share on tolerance ? Why should we be tolerant ? Let us know your opinion. Write your answer directly... (Full Story)
Declaration of Principles on Tolerance
Proclaimed and signed by the Member States of UNESCO on 16 November 1995. (Full Story)