Tolerance - the capacity for respecting the beliefs or practices of others. - the capacity to bear something unpleasant, painful, or difficult Memorize: to display, show, have tolerance (for); to be tolerant of (criticism) towards (people); tolerate (I will not tolerate his smoking) Synonyms: endurance (What can't be cured, must be endured) stamina, toleration, open-mindedness, Antonym: intolerance
Declaration of Principles on Tolerance Proclaimed and signed by the Member States of UNESCO on 16 November 1995 Article 1 - Meaning of Tolerance 1.1 Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. It is fostered by knowledge, openness, communication, and freedom of thought, conscience and belief. Tolerance is harmony in difference. It is not only a moral duty, it is also a political and legal requirement. Tolerance, the virtue that makes peace possible, contributes to the replacement of the culture of war by a culture of peace.
Tolerance is cooperation and spirit of partnership Tolerance is the willingness to accept other's opinions Tolerance is respect for other's rights and the right to be different Tolerance is acceptance others as they are no matter what their race, religion, disabilities are Tolerance is the ability to sympathize, the willingness to sacrifice Tolerance is acceptance of different opinion, belief, behaviour Tolerance is the ability to put oneself in other's position Tolerance is admittance of diversity Tolerance is admittance of equality Tolerance is refuse from domineering and violence "Add more respect and compassion to every word you say, every act you do - and smile more often. As we know and have experienced already many times, a bad penny always comes back. So if we want others to be tolerant towards us, we should treat them the same."
Look through the list of the traits of a tolerant person. Choose the three most important traits. Rank them from 1 to 3 (3- the most important) Traits of a tolerant person: I. being well-disposed towards others 2. leniency 3. patience 4. a sense of humour 5.sympathy 6.trust 7.altruism (unselfishness) 8.acceptance of differences 9.the ability of self-possession 10.benevolence I1.the ability of non-condemning others 12.the ability of being humane (compassionate) 13.the ability to listen 14.eagerness for knowledge 15empathy Think of the traits that an intolerant person lacks.
DISCRIAMINATION South Africa: population 43,000,000. Black: 75%; white: 13%; others: 12%
For over 100 years, the country of South Africa had a system called 'apartheid'. Apartheid separated black and white people. It meant that black people in South Africa could not vote or go to the same places as white people. They could not Live in the same places, and they could not get many of the jobs that white people had. Black South Africans, and many white South Africans too, hated this system, and they tried for many years to change it. One of these people was Steve Biko.
Steve Biko was born in 1946 in King Williams Town in South Africa, and he studied Medicine at university. In the 1960s he was one of the Leaders of a student group that worked against apartheid in South Africa. In 1969, he was the first president of the South African Students' Organization. He worked hard to help black people in his country, and in 1972 became the president of the Black People's Convention. A) Read the article and check your ideas.
The white South African government didn't like Biko, and he went to prison many times. In 1977, the police took him to prison again, and this time he didn't come out. The police beat him, and he died in a prison hospital in Port Elizabeth. Steve Biko was only 31 years old. Fourteen years later, in 1991, apartheid ended and in 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa.
B) Read the article again and mark the statements 7 (true) or F (false). Because of apartheid, black people could not do many things that white people could do. All white South African people liked apartheid. Steve Biko studied to be a doctor. Biko was president of an organization that worked against apartheid. Biko first went to prison in August Apartheid ended in South Africa in Steve Biko was the first black president of South Africa.