The first question I am sure is: What is Pluralism?
Pluralism is a respect for Human Diversity. In fact it’s the concept that this is even a highly valuable commodity. In 2007 I met Pece Gorgievski, who at the time ran a shipping business. Pece wanted to create a world where cultures and religions and different beliefs were accepted. Rock Your Life was part of that journey of creating what became The Global Dialogue Foundation which stands for ‘Unity in Diversity’. I have been on the board since its inception in 2008/9.
Pece has a massive vision, and we filmed him in 2010 for our Movie ‘Dreamcatchers‘. His achievements are many. Most recent was the Unity in Diversity – World Civil Society India Launch, where Dave Rogers spoke. (Check out Dave’s speech here)
Just last month Pece signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations toward the nuclear of a planetary citizens assembly. It’s huge stuff about bringing our world together.
Here is where you can help…
The Global Centre for Pluralism has recently launched the Global Pluralism Award to recognize individuals, businesses, academics, civil society and governments who are working to promote more diverse, inclusive societies around the world.
The international jury of experts selecting the awardees is chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada. Awardees will each receive a prize of $50,000 to further their work in support of pluralism. Nominations until 31 August 2016.
For more information and to nominate a pluralism champion, click here.
So go ahead – you must know someone brilliant in this area. It’s these award nominees that are making the world a better place. I’m very proud of Pece and the work he does but he’s not the only one. There are many and now is time to recognise them.
Check out Global Dialogue Foundation. It’s message may speak to you enough to get involved.
Finally here is a clip for the song I wrote (just after the fall of the Twin Towers in 2001) that was used to launch the World Civil Society India Launch.