Youth For Tolerance

Who We Are

We at Youth for Tolerance, or Y4T in short, work to promote a culture of tolerance that will result in respect, acceptance and appreciation of religious and political diversity in Lebanon, as well as in a better inclusion of all socially marginalized groups.

 

Youth for Tolerance is a non-political, non-religious NGO (non-governmental organization).

 

What is tolerance?

Tolerance is an attitude, a way of thinking, and a lifestyle, all in one.
Tolerance means that you are free to adhere to your own convictions, and accept that others adhere to theirs. Tolerance involves rejection of dogmatism and absolutism.
Tolerance is taking responsibility for your contribution to society and the impact of your actions on others.

Tolerance is not to ‘simply endure the presence of others’, nor does it mean you have to embrace the other’s beliefs.

Tolerance is harmony in difference.

 

Why is tolerance important?

Tolerance, as we define it, refers to the skills we need to live together peacefully. In times of peace, people have a chance to prosper socially, economically and emotionally. Tolerance creates a society in which people can feel valued and respected, and in which there is room for every person, each with their own ideas, thoughts and dreams.

This is why we believe tolerance is important: because it is an essential aspect of a healthy, livable society. In fact, it is the only way in which a country as diverse as Lebanon (politically, religiously, economically) can function and use each and every difference to make its people thrive rather than suffer.