Former President Obasanjo: Embracing Diversity and Multi-Culturalism Vital for a Vibrant World
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has emphasized the significance of diversity and multi-culturalism in creating a vibrant and dynamic world. During his keynote address at the 2023 World Culture Festival organized by the Art of Living Foundation in Washington DC, he highlighted the need to cherish, guard, and sustain God’s design of multi-culturalism for humanity.
Obasanjo debunked the misconception that blame for societal failures can be attributed to diversity and multi-culturalism. He argued that throughout history, despite advancements in science and technology, humans’ basic instincts for power, position, popularity, prestige, and prosperity have remained unchanged. He emphasized that these instincts cannot be blamed on diversity but rather reflect inherent human tendencies.
The former President highlighted that if the world lacked diversity, it would be monotonous and dull. God intentionally created a diverse world for us to appreciate and find joy in. However, he emphasized the importance of balancing diversity with love, kindness, brotherhood, humanity, and respect for each other.
Obasanjo urged humanity to strive towards adding these virtues to the world of diversity in order to create a peaceful and inclusive society. He emphasized that only through this collective effort can we achieve common security, stability, growth, shared prosperity, and ultimately, establish a semblance of God’s kingdom on earth.
In conclusion, Former President Obasanjo underscored the vital role of diversity and multi-culturalism in enriching and enlivening our world. He called for a commitment to embracing and celebrating our differences while also working towards unity, compassion, and understanding. By doing so, we can create a harmonious and vibrant global community that respects and values all its members.
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