many cultures together retaining their own individuality, identity and uniqueness. Pluralism is the quality or condition of existing in more than one part or form.[Back to Glossary Index
Members of a pluralistic society recognize the contributions of each group and encourage the ambivalence and development of different life styles, languages and beliefs. There is a commitment to deal cooperatively with common concerns.
Respect for and representation of diversity in ethnicity, religious orientation, cultural traditions, etc.