Do you have to be ‘Cultured’ to Understand other Cultures?

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Life in Britain is becoming more multi-cultural.

We hear this view from the media, the government and experts all the time. But what does this ‘culture’ for which we are diversifying actually mean?

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A Brief Introduction to Bahai

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Did you know that the Bahai faith is the youngest independent religion of the word?

Yes it's true!

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A Brief Introduction to Buddhism

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Did you know that Buddhism, in its natural form, is not a religion?

Rather it is a tradition that focuses on personal spiritual development.

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A Brief Introduction to Christianity

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Christianity, at the moment, is the largest world religion.

It has over 2 billion followers, who classify themselves under 34,000 different denominations.

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A Brief Introduction to Hinduism

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Hinduism is a religion that originated in the Indian subcontinent.

Purists refer to it more as Sanātana Dharma (the eternal path/law) rather than a religion, as it is believed to be a virtuous way of life.

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A Brief Introduction to Islam

A Brief Introduction to Islam

Did you know that the word 'Islam' means submission to Allah’s will?

A 'Muslim' is one who submits to Allah’s will and, as a result, is at peace.

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A Brief Introduction to Jainism

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Welcome to our quick intro to the religion of Jainism.

In it you'll learn some of the basics around the religion.

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A Brief Introduction to Judaism

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Want to learn the basics about Judaism?

Welcome to our quick intro to the religion of the Jews!

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A Brief Introduction to Rastafarianism

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Want to learn more about the religion of the Rastas?

Well, you're in the right place!

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A Brief Introduction to Shinto

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Want to learn about the religion of Shinto?

Well, we're going to give you a great into to everything you need to know!

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A Brief Introduction to Sikhism

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Looking for information on the religion of Sikhism?

Then that's exactly what we've got for you!

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A Brief Introduction to Zoroastrianism

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Did you know that Zoroastrianism is one the oldest religions in the world?

If you're looking for more facts and a quick intro to the religion of Zoroaster, then you're in the right place!

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How do Cultural Differences Impact Job Interviews?

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At this moment in time, the increase in cross border human traffic has meant that companies are no longer dealing with a homogenous native community from which they recruit their staff.

Companies are now facing cross cultural challenges in how they recruit, manage and develop a multi-cultural staff base.

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Why is Cultural Awareness so Vital in the Multicultural Workplace?

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"Understand the differences; act on the commonalities." - Andrew Masondo, African National Congress

The nature of our workplaces has changed.

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Awesome Online Database of Cultural Differences

Awesome Online Database of Cultural Differences

Culture-Geeks Will Love This!

I’ve recently come across a totally awesome database – it’s a treasure trove of statistical information about cultures, societies, language, places and environments; something I thought I had to share with my fellow culture vultures.

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Why Norway's Cultural Training for Immigrants is a Poor Example

Why Norway's Cultural Training for Immigrants is a Poor Example

As part of an effort to help immigrants settle into life in Norway, cultural awareness courses have been made compulsory.

Watching some of the footage of the content in a short video piece on The Guardian website left me cringing - it really exposed a rather shallow approach to cultural understanding in many senses.

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Love Skittles

Love Skittles

Was Trump Jnr's Skittles meme a stupid, irrational argument based on nothing but fear, ignorance and racist politics?

So Trump Jnr, son of the man who plans to make America great again, has come out and likened Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles.

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How Diversity and Social Cohesion are Being Privatized by Politicians

How Diversity and Social Cohesion are Being Privatized by Politicians

With the final nails being beaten into the coffin of multiculturalism and politicians seemingly unable to grapple with its complexities, will we see the private sector taking ownership?

I think most people would agree that 2016 was full-on in terms of major events that are shaping our world. Some shook the world and will continue to do so in the coming years.   

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Is Unconscious Bias Holding Back Business Growth?

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One of my colleagues recently caused a rather difficult situation when he unwittingly fell victim to his unconscious bias.

My colleague and I were talking to a client regarding the need for intercultural leadership training for their CEO based in the Middle East.

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‘Foreigners’: Tebbit's Language is a Dying Relic of the Past

‘Foreigners’: Tebbit's Language is a Dying Relic of the Past

Seriously, who uses the word ‘foreigners’ as a brush reference to the diverse nationalities living in and beyond the borders of the UK? This word surely is a relic? Something from the past? 

Sitting on my perch last night in my normal nightly semi-comatose state after a hard day's work in front of the TV,  I was aroused from my stupor by the following reaction of Norman Tebbit when discussing the right of EU nationals to remain in the UK post Brexit:

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