The Intercultural approach
The intercultural approach aims to boost positive community life between individuals from various cultures and religions by focusing on individuals as a central element and holders of rights.
As for strategies, these are considered from an intercultural perspective in public policies. The starting point for this intercultural approach is establishing a culturally diverse social and religious reality. It is in light of such diversity that the intercultural approach seeks recognition and appraisal and promotes intercultural relations, with equality understood as equal rights and non-discrimination, by emphasising heterogeneity versus homogeneity.
Employing an intercultural perspective, the aim is to contribute towards social transformation by promoting changes in the dynamics of exclusion, discrimination, invisibilisation and inequality faced by certain collectives belonging to minority cultures.
Interculturality cannot be understood as a mere tool of exchange between individuals with different cultures and religions. It has to promote a critical dialogue that questions relations of inequality and discrimination. That is the reason behind a commitment to a transformational model based on the need to influence the structures causing inequalities and violations of rights.
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