This May, Cambridge Scholars Publishing is demonstrating the commitment of our press, and many of our authors, to interculturalism by participating in UNESCO’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21st May 2014).
The importance of culture as a driving force of development, not only in respect of economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life, is being explored by increasing numbers of Cambridge Scholars authors. As a mainspring for sustainable development for individuals and communities, the acceptance and recognition of this diversity – in particular through innovative use of media– is conducive to dialogue among civilizations, generating respect and mutual understanding.
In the words of Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize winner: "There is an old Bengali saying that knowledge is a very special commodity: the more you give, the more you have. Imparting education not only enlightens the receiver, but also broadens the giver - the teachers, the parents, the friends. We have to make sure that we do not have 'smallness' thrust upon the young. The importance of non-sectarian and non-parochial curricula that expand, rather than reduce, the reach of reason can be hard to exaggerate."
To celebrate the importance of UNESCO’s ‘World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’, we are offering our readers a generous 50% discount on 3 of our best-selling titles related to the subject. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code DIVERSITY14 during checkout. Please note that this is a time limited offer that will expire on 3rd June 2014.
Editor: Blagovesta M. Momchedjikova
Creating Cultural Synergies: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Interculturality and Interreligiosity
Editor: Birgit Breninger and Thomas Kaltenbacher
Editor: Ayşe Zişan Furat and Hamit Er