What bonds Multicultural Mosaic Foundation is its participants’ commitment to shared values of humanity. We believe that by learning about other faiths and cultures, people can come to understand that they share common values, and once these values are identified, they can be put into action for the benefit of society.
It is our hope that in focusing on the shared values of humanity, we can help to foster a deeper understanding and empathetic acceptance.
The pursuit of social justice is one of Multicultural Mosaic Foundation’s goals. Peace, freedom of expression and religion, acceptance, and equal opportunity, are the values we work to promote through service, education, and dialogue. We believe that these issues touch us all, no matter where we are in the world, and hope to facilitate a dialogue around them in order to better understand the challenges we face in societies today.
Every individual is equal in dignity and rights, and should have the opportunity to realize their full potential. We work with organizations that strive to empower the underprivileged by providing access to the tools they need to succeed. Whether in education, economic assistance, or care, we strive to create environments where everyone is able to make a difference.
We believe that, in particular, equal access to education is the most important factor in the success of an individual and of a community. The role of education in society is integral to improving the lives of individuals in under-served communities.
Democracy allows citizens to participate equally in the process of political self-determination. In its ideal form, democracy allows individuals to flourish in all dimensions of their lives. We embrace democracy and democratic values such as freedom of expression, freedom of religion, rule of law and equal opportunity.
We cherish democracy as a system of governance in which society can flourish and which enables individuals to maximize their potentials. A devotion to one’s faith need not detract from commitment to one’s country,
We embrace equal rights for women and men as expressed in The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. The Convention defines discrimination against women in the following terms:
“Any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field.”
It is important that women have a powerful voice in the ongoing dialogue about the future of our communities. That is why we support women’s education throughout the world and condemn their subjugation.
Freedom of Speech, Press and Religion
Freedom of speech, one of the fundamental rights in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is indispensable.
Acceptance of freedom of speech within international norms encompasses marginal and radical thoughts that are expressed within those norms.
Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are core tenets of a working democracy.
All restrictive practices limiting freedom of the press including political repression, self-censorship, social and employer pressures are contradictory to democracy and cannot be accepted.
Everyone has the right to freedom of religion and conscience. This right includes freedom to change one’s religion or belief, to worship individually or collectively, and to express one’s beliefs through teaching or practicing.
Representatives and followers of all minority and majority religious groups should have the freedom to make peaceful demands out of religious needs. These demands should be addressed or attended within the framework of democratic principles and universal human rights and freedoms.
Education is the antidote against ignorance and it is the most effective tool for empowering individuals, building cultural awareness, and positively impacting society for generations to come.
We should teach our children the importance of character and respect so that they grow to become contributing members of their societies.
A balanced education should foster common core values, including multicultural understanding, character development and social responsibility. These values equip students with the tools to use their knowledge for the common good.
Multicultural Mosaic Foundation works to foster environments of mutual respect and social harmony in communities. We do this by educating people about different faiths and cultures, condemning violence and terror, and creating opportunities for dialogue and collaboration among people from diverse backgrounds. We believe that these issues touch us all, no matter where we are in the world, and hope to raise awareness around them in order to better understand the challenges we face in societies today.
It is our hope that in focusing on the values that we share, rather than on our disagreements, we can help to foster a deeper understanding and more truly harmonious society.
Peaceful and harmonious coexistence is the ultimate ideal that unites all of humanity. In an increasingly globalized society, it is important to shift the discourse away from the things that divide, and instead focusing on our shared goal of peace and combating the prejudices that breed fear and violence.
Health & Well-Being
Good health is a crucial component of a dignified life. One important way to contribute to the well-being of others is to help alleviate their sufferings and improve their health condition.
Serving Fellow Humans
Serving fellow humans without personal benefit is an expression of the love of humanity. Charitable work should be done without prejudice or preference, to benefit the global community and humanity.