Giving offense is the price of diversity, not an impediment to diversity. (Irshad Manji, author)

It may be difficult to accept Manjii’s statement at first. After all, we don’t want to offend anyone, do we? At least, not intentionally. But if we are to live with diverse populations, offenses can provide great opportunities for learning. She also says, “Schools … need to be teaching a new generation how not to be offended.” We must learn to live with diversity.

Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses (Proverbs 10:12).

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