„Throughout history, human life has been enriched by diversity, and different communities have learnt from each other. But, if our different communities are to live together in peace we must stress also what unites us: our common humanity, and our shared belief that human dignity and rights should be protected by law.“

—  Kofi Annan

Truman Library address (2006)
Kontext: Both security and development ultimately depend on respect for human rights and the rule of law.
— Although increasingly interdependent, our world continues to be divided — not only by economic differences, but also by religion and culture. That is not in itself a problem. Throughout history, human life has been enriched by diversity, and different communities have learnt from each other. But, if our different communities are to live together in peace we must stress also what unites us: our common humanity, and our shared belief that human dignity and rights should be protected by law.

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ghanaischer Diplomat und ehemaliger UN-Generalsekretär 1938 - 2018

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„It seems to me that the United States and France can learn from each other. French universalism, or its equivalent, is a powerful weapon against racism, which is based on the belief in innate unalterable differences among human groups. Stressing what rights all people have because of what they have in common remains at the heart of anti-racism. A stronger awareness of such human commonality may be needed in the United States at a time when a stress on diversity and ethnic particularism may deprive us of any compelling vision of the larger national community and impede cooperation in the pursuit of a free and just society.“

—  George M. Fredrickson American professor and historian 1934 - 2008

2000s, National Identity in France and the United States (2003)
Kontext: It seems to me that the United States and France can learn from each other. French universalism, or its equivalent, is a powerful weapon against racism, which is based on the belief in innate unalterable differences among human groups. Stressing what rights all people have because of what they have in common remains at the heart of anti-racism. A stronger awareness of such human commonality may be needed in the United States at a time when a stress on diversity and ethnic particularism may deprive us of any compelling vision of the larger national community and impede cooperation in the pursuit of a free and just society. On the other hand the identification of such universalism with a particular national identity and with specific cultural traits that go beyond essential human rights can lead to an intolerance of the Other that approaches color-coded racism in its harmful effects.

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„In the end, it's not about finding policies that work; it’s about forging consensus, and fighting cynicism, and finding the will to make change. Can we do this? Can we find the character, as Americans, to open our hearts to each other? Can we see in each other a common humanity and a shared dignity, and recognize how our different experiences have shaped us?“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2016, Memorial Service for Fallen Dallas Police Officers (July 2016)
Kontext: In the end, it's not about finding policies that work; it’s about forging consensus, and fighting cynicism, and finding the will to make change. Can we do this? Can we find the character, as Americans, to open our hearts to each other? Can we see in each other a common humanity and a shared dignity, and recognize how our different experiences have shaped us? And it doesn’t make anybody perfectly good or perfectly bad, it just makes us human.

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„Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our natural beauty preserved; the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced.“

—  Jimmy Carter American politician, 39th president of the United States (in office from 1977 to 1981) 1924

Presidency (1977–1981), Inaugural Address (1977)
Kontext: We have already found a high degree of personal liberty, and we are now struggling to enhance equality of opportunity. Our commitment to human rights must be absolute, our laws fair, our natural beauty preserved; the powerful must not persecute the weak, and human dignity must be enhanced.

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„The history of Islam is the best testament to how different communities can live together in peace and harmony. Muslims must exemplify the true image of Islam in their interaction with other communities.“

—  Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais Imam in Mecca 1962

[Sacranie, Iqbal, Iqbal Sacranie, Abdul Bari, Muhammad, Muhammad Abdul Bari, Kantharia, Mehboob, Siddiqui, Ghayasuddin, John Ware, A Question of Leadership, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/panorama/4171950.stm, Panorama, BBC, London, England, August 21, 2005, 2007-03-30].

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„Perhaps we have more in common by virtue of our common humanity than we have differences by virtue of our religions.“

—  Mark Heard American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992

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„We must delight in each other, make other's conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together, always having before our eyes our commission and community in the work, our community as members of the same body.“

—  John Winthrop Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, author of "City upon a Hill" 1588 - 1649

A Model of Christian Charity, a sermon delivered onboard the Arbella (1630)

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„To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.“

—  Anthony Robbins, buch Unlimited Power

Variante: To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Quelle: Unlimited Power (1986), p. 237

„Our reason tells us that a community based on ideas held in common is a far more advanced manifestation of human life than a community resulting from race or language or geographical location.“

—  Muhammad Asad, buch The Principles of State and Government in Islam

Quelle: The Principles of State and Government in Islam (1961), Chapter 6: Conclusion, p 96

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