Open dialogue in schools is the first step in fighting violent extremism

Open dialogue in schools is the first step in fighting violent extremism

The Guardian: World News

Telling young people about the evils of violent extremism is not enough – we need to stress dialogue, critical thinking and respect for diversity

In the last year the world has seen attacks by violent extremists in Gaziantep, Turkey, Brussels, Orlando, Nice and far too many others.

No longer are these isolated incidents; they are global threats to lives and to freedom of speech, movement and choice. Fighting fire with fire is clearly not a viable solution. The need for peace through dialogue, respect and understanding has never been more acute.

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