Diversity is one of the most discussed issues in the modern world. People have come to appreciate that they are distinct and unique in their own way. Relationships between humans provide connection through diversity. Globalization has further proven the importance of appreciating our diversity as it has opened the world to more interactions. The most critical aspect is to bring workable structures within our societies to ensure that all distinct parts are working in a complementary manner.
John F Kennedy once said: “If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” This shows how Kennedy believes; as we are inhabitants of the same planet, we should channel our attention to our similarities instead of the differences, which could be resolved through acceptance in time to come. A diverse society is the presence of different races, religions, cultures and many other different groups of people mingling and living together in the same community. As more and more people are beginning to work and live in different countries, they would encounter people who are different and would have to mingle with them. This encounter might cause conflict. However, the encounter is also beneficial to our economy, in terms of innovation, and society, through cultural blending.
Cultural diversity is defined as the cultural differences that exist amongst people of specific regions, countries, continents and across the globe. Cultural diversity means that people from different culturally diverse areas can maintain their cultural heritage without discrimination or prejudice from others (Diller, 2011). The concept of cultural diversity was brought forward as a positive concept that encourages people not to hide their cultural identities but to embrace and retain these cultural influences. Cultural diversity comes forth in different areas such as language, mode of dressing, ethnicity, religious beliefs, and personal values among others. Traditionally, when cultural and racial discrimination was rife, most people felt it necessary to discard their cultural backgrounds and adopt a more acceptable lifestyle.
Furthermore, religious beliefs and practices have influenced the social aspects of life among global communities. In this essence, this paper intends to explore the manner in which religious practices have been influenced by the existence of globalization and the relevant measures that should be embarked on in an effort to minimize the negative impacts of religion in globalization. The manner in which the global community establishes their cultural understanding is through such means as religion. Religion is a spiritual establishment that symbolizes a given cultural stand that unites a given group of people that believe in it. Even though religion has played an important role in connecting societies with a given spiritual understanding, it has also acted as a potential tool for psychological therapy (Juergensmeyer, 2005).
The rule ‘treat others as you would like to be treated’ is one of the main rules to live by when dealing with managing diversity. Is everyone being treated the same way? Is favoritism or discrimination being shown? Is concern for safety and well- being being shown? Although the shift from equal opportunities to managing diversity puts an emphasis on learning and adapting cultural change, it does not reject nor overlook the idea of justice; rather it expands on it and tries to open people’s eyes to the bigger issues that are linked with justice.
Values can influence many of the judgments we make as well as have an impact on the support we give. It is important that you develop an awareness of what you value, as these values will be important in forming a better relationship with co–workers. Knowing your own values can help you work effectively to resolve conflicts and support the organization’s philosophy of care appropriately. Wherever our values come from, they make us the unique person we are today. In this book the authors and Admiral Allen’s values all came from significant life events from the workplace.
As a cultural ambassador, you should have an extensive knowledge about different cultures and a sensitivity for cultural qualities and contexts. Nowadays there is a wide range of cultural trainings or workshops in which you can participate. This is a good way to expand the cultural understanding and knowledge but nevertheless the best way to understand cultural affairs and to become sensitive for the context is to experience a culture by your own. By personal conversations with people from other cultures about mentality and backgrounds, the cultural ambassador can make his own experiences with cultures and expand his or her knowledge. Personal experiences are more sustainable than experiences told by other people and are more
Education is not only based in the curricula of the subject but also in the moral values and attitudes towards the society they live on and the several diversity of nationalities that can inhabit in a society or at a high-school. English language is a very versatile subject not only it explains how to talk in a foreign language but how to increase their knowledge of a foreign country, this cultural aspects are not only for the Anglophones countries but it is useful to respect other societies all around the globe. The new educative law insists on this topic and if it is taken a look to the general objective of stage some aspects of the education in values can be found. Europe has opened their frontiers and many of immigrants come to our country looking for an improvement in their lives. Unfortunately, not all students understand this fact and they discriminate them in the way the can; they mistreat them or they humiliate them among many other serious problems.
1.0 Introduction Every country have their own challenges to live in harmony. For example in Malaysia we have to live with many races. We have Malays, Chinese, Indian, Ethnic groups in Sarawak and also many ethnic groups in Sabah. To address this issue, our Prime Minister came out with the concept ideas of “1Malaysia”as shown on Figure 1.1. Racial harmony is very vital for the nation to face all the global challenges.
Have you ever imagined how living in a war torn country would be like? Malaysia is a country located in the heart of Southeast Asia that is unique due to the diversity of the people there that can live together in harmony and peace despite being a melting pot. Harmony within diversity in Malaysia is essential to ensure Malaysia stays safe, peaceful and develop along the passage of time. Malaysia is diverse in many ways such as the people, races and also culture. The three largest groups or races in this country are Malay, Chinese and Indian and other smaller groups.