Tolerance in Georgia (2015)

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  • Release Date: 23 Oct, 2015
  • Country Georgia
  • Author Lela Khonelidze
  • Published NGO Religions for Peace
  • Submission institution Individual


Competition status – Participant

Tolerance in Georgia ” during the 2nd half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, the religious, cultural and political situation of peaceful coexistence between religions in the modern world remains a problem. Intercultural and inter-religious tolerance was achieved through the promotion of a certain type of education. In Georgia, the understanding of tolerance at different stages of history was different. When we criticize the modern approach of tolerance in Georgia as an example, we touch upon the above period. The author of one of the most important books for Georgians, Deda Ena” The author of one of the essential books for Georgians “Deda Ena” Jakob Gogebashvili, created a didactic guideline of human values equally acceptable for Christian, Muslim, and other religious students. In that hard period the national standard-bearer, Ilia Chavchavadze with the support of  Georgian Muslims, nearly left as outsiders of the nation, has translated the Koran in their native languages and contributed to the unity of the nation. Communists who came to burn the synagogue resisted the human chain of Georgian mothers with infants and children. Russia failed to ignite anti-Semitism in the center of Georgia. In Tbilisi, the religious diversity of the cultural heritage on Maidan is a tangible sign of Georgian religious tolerance, which has to be protected and transmit to future generations an example.

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