Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence.
Knowledge of other people's beliefs and ways of thinking must be used to build bridges, not to create conflicts.
We have a good life when we manage to live with both satisfied and unsatisfied needs, when we are not obsessed by what is beyond our reach.
We must remember that politics is more than a power game. The core of politics in my view is to serve our citizens, to serve our fellow human beings.
There is a need for more effective dialogue... between the government and the international community.
Villa Grande has in many ways symbolized an important, but less than pleasant, part of our history.
Each individual is unique. We all have equal worth. Young and old, those who can cope and those who need help.
A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society.
We must never relinquish the vision of a humane society and a humane world.
The burden of proof is now on the Palestinians... They must fight terrorism and dismantle its infrastructures in order to make possible progress on the roadmap.
If each of us is to feel that he or she is valued, this calls for more than public funding.
Unfortunately, religion, like patriotism, is easy to misuse for political purposes.