National Alliance for the Advancement of Pluralistic Societies

Cherish culture and heritage. Encourage diversity.

1NAAS National Alliance for the Advancement of Pluralistic Societies, Canada envisions to contribute to the development of a peaceful world where individuals live in societies practicing a cosmopolitan ethos—cherishing their cultural and faith heritage. The organization seeks to foster, uphold and promote the value of pluralism and engagement through which peoples of diverse faith and cultural backgrounds can seek to contribute to a more peaceful world.

Programs, events and lectures to foster inclusive dialogue

“The sons of Adam are limbs of each other,
Having been created of one essence.
When the calamity of time affects one limb
The other limbs cannot remain at rest.
If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others,
You are unworthy to be called by the name of ‘a Human’

— ‘Bani Adam’ from Gulistan by Persian poet Sa’di. The text of this verse is inscribed at the entrance of the United Nations building in New York.

Resources

Diversity, Pluralism and Multiculturalism Tool Kit for Kids/Preschoolers/Kindergarteners

It all begins with an idea. 

This toolkit contains a compilation of conceptual and practical approaches on the theme of diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism. It is meant for teaching beginners or kindergarten students. It is expected that the presented information and resources in this toolkit will aid individuals, schools and religious institutions to reflect on their existing work practices, broaden their teaching and learning ideas, and inspire creativity and new ways of work keeping the target audience in mind.

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Why is diversity so important?

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WHY MULTICULTURALISM IS IMPORTANT?

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Why pluralism is important?

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similarities in cultures and religions

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Identify the markers of diversity in our daily lives

VISION

Our Vision

To support the development of pluralism in Canada and internationally by engaging young people and others in society in ways through which they can see to uphold the value of pluralism.

MISSION

Our Mission

To contribute to the development of a more peaceful world in which individuals in society live with a cosmopolitan ethos – cherishing their cultural and faith heritage – while also fostering bonds of goodness, respect and compassion amongst their fellow human beings.

Raison d’etre

Raison d’etre

As globalization and the advancement of technological innovations and social media continue to facilitate greater interactions amongst peoples both within and across national contexts, it is imperative that these interactions become sources of strengthening rather than weakening of societies. In order to support such outcomes, our organization seeks to foster, uphold and promote the value of pluralism–engagement through which peoples of diverse faith and cultural backgrounds can seek to contribute to a more peaceful world. We recognize that the understanding of and respect for peoples of diverse backgrounds is of fundamental importance not only for global harmony but also, for our very survival.

Want to get involved? 

If you would like to share your talents in area of Art, Culture, Dancing, Photography, Sculptures, Theatre, Music, Singing, Spoken Word, Media, IT etc, the list is endless. Please join our team and volunteer your creativity, and help us SPREAD the SEEDS of PLURALISM!

Get in touch with us to find out more. Join us on our mission to spread the seeds of Pluralism!