Civlization dialogue'between different religions probably started as early as the1960s.However,today's emphasis on'civilization dialogue' comes largely from Huntington's theory of civilization conflict raised in 1993. As Huntington admitted later,he raised the idea of civilization conflict to emphasize civilization dialogue.However,many noted scholars noticed the flaws in his narrow dichotomy.If different nations and cultures intend to survive against converging yet different backgrounds in the process of globalization,they need to develop through dialogue a will to construct a life community.Through dialogue they will develop the consciousness of peaceful coexistence.Tolerance is the minimum requirement for dialogue.The chief purpose of dialouge is to understand the other party and reflect on one's own limitations.The result of dialogeuis mutual reference and lerning. Finally,it is the celebration of diversity.
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