plural society


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plural society

any society in which there exists a formal division into distinct racial, linguistic or religious groupings. Such distinctions may be horizontal (see also SOCIAL STRATIFICATION) or vertical (see PILLARIZATION). See also MULTICULTURALISM; compare PLURALISM.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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But to ensure stability and peace for all in Malaysia's plural society,' he said in a statement posted on his Facebook page.
We are living in a plural society. There are diversities of religions.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said on Sunday that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believes in plural society and has always worked for human right, religious and sectarian harmony women empowerment in the country.
KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Pakistan Peoples Party believes in plural society and always worked for human rights, religious and sectarian harmony and women empowerment in the country.
KARACHI -- Sindh chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Pakistan Peoples Party believes in plural society and has always worked for human right, religious and sectarian harmony women empowerment in the country.
KARACHI -- Sindh chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Pakistan People's Party believes in plural society and has always worked for human right, religious and sectarian harmony women empowerment in the country.
Your characteristic is that you are the people of a nation which carries in its genes the essence of civilizations that consecutively passed through its land, enriching its culture and opening it up; Your characteristic is that you are the citizens of a country which had lived a dire trial when some of its citizens decided to embrace fanaticism and the rejection of the other, and paid the highest price but learned the lesson well; Your characteristic is that you are the citizens of a plural society which learned how to live its difference and how to respect the right of the other to existence, belonging and expression.
Religious leaders, mobilized by the government, had been encouraged to issue 'Fatwas' which unequivocally condemn terrorism and promote the concept of a plural society with equal rights for women and girls.
Hence, the raising of sensitive racial and religious issues which could cause uneasiness and divide the country's plural society, especially of late, did not escape the ruler's attention and concern.
Tahir Monguno (Borno, APC) who also denounced the presidential system of government lamented that it was very expensive and was not well suited for a plural society such as Nigeria.
Interestingly, the need for our government to preside over a harmonious plural society springs not just from the core values of our country and need for insaniyat (or humanity), to use Mr Vajpayee's phrase, to guide our leaders' actions, but also from good old-fashioned economics.