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Campuses feel like political battlegrounds. Can a new initiative change that?

Universities are meant to be spaces where diverse ideas are welcomed and debated. However, in recent years, they have become political battlegrounds, with polarized ideologies clashing and sometimes leading to a hostile and intolerant atmosphere. This is where initiatives like Tolerance Means Dialogues come into play, emphasizing the need to cultivate an environment of understanding and open dialogue.

Michelle Budge, Deseret News
Michelle Budge, Deseret News

One key reason universities can become more tolerant is by recognizing that they are a microcosm of the larger society. Students from various backgrounds, cultures, and belief systems converge on campuses, providing a unique opportunity for cross-cultural and ideological interactions. Instead of viewing these differences as divisive, embracing them as opportunities for growth and learning is essential.



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