Pluralism and the Pandemic


Meredith Preston McGhie

The pandemic has affected all of us – but in vastly different ways. Meredith Preston McGhie introduces this new digital initiative.

Photo: Kenya, April 22, 2020. World Bank / Sambrian Mbaabu CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Canada’s Role on the Global Stage

Article by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark

Canada and pluralism both have key roles to play in responding to the pandemic, says former Canadian Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark.

Photo: Patrick Doyle


This new digital initiative from the Global Centre for Pluralism explores the impacts of the pandemic from the perspective of pluralism. The pandemic has reinforced that we live in a global community – what happens to one society affects all of us. It is therefore the responsibility of every individual to become an advocate for pluralism.

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An interview with David Lubell

Reflections on inclusive policy responses to the pandemic, including emergency response, recovery planning and emergent solidarity.

In Europe’s Pandemic, Entrepreneurial Newcomers Are the Ones with Solutions

An interview with Alice Barbe

Alice Barbe reflects on how the pandemic has affected her organization’s work to build a more inclusive Europe that supports...

The Need for Global Solidarity in the Pandemic Response

An interview with Jean-Marie Guéhenno

In conversation with Meredith Preston McGhie, Jean-Marie Guéhenno reflects on the challenges of peacekeeping during the pandemic and the urgent...

What It Means to Be a Resilient City in a Pandemic

An interview with Garance Choko

Reflections on issues of systemic exclusion, leadership  and learning opportunities for cities and the meaning of resilience both at the...

Looking to understand and address racism? Pluralism can help

Blog from the Global Centre for Pluralism

Our research and educational initiatives focus on addressing inequality and exclusion around the world. Inequality is profoundly interconnected with racism.

Newfound Flexibility and Kindness Powered by the Pandemic: There Is No Going Back

Q & A with Aniqah Zowmi

Reflections on the ways in which the pandemic has affected education and workplace culture.

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