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From Jami'ah To University Multiculturalism And Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Syed Farid Alatas Jan 2006

From Jami'ah To University Multiculturalism And Christian-Muslim Dialogue, Syed Farid Alatas

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Sociology has a role to play in the development of multiculturalism and, therefore, the facilitation of interreligious dialogue. Multiculturalism does not merely refer to the coexistence of a plurality of cultures but is a social context that encourages the possibilities for harmonious interactions of different cultures. Soci- ology may contribute in meaningful ways to multiculturalism by the thematic development of a number of areas concerning the study of societies and civiliza- tions. This article focuses on three such themes, that is: the multicultural origins of modem civilization, intercivilizational encounters and the point of view of the other. The author argues ...