Tolerance is not a basis for healthy human relationships. It will never lead to true community, for tolerance does not allow for learning, growth or transformation. Rather, tolerance keeps people in a state of suspended conflict and ignorance.
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Understanding how religion can function as a tool for peace, rather than an ideology for marginalization and division, is a message that needs to be relearned in numerous places.
Theologian Hans Kung often repeats his maxim that there can be no peace among nations without peace among religions.
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