June 3, 2015
Architecture Heritage Society

#Unite4Heritage focuses primarily (but not exclusively) on Arab countries, in response to unprecedented attacks on the region’s cultural diversity and heritage today. We see the intentional destruction of irreplaceable landmarks; the systematic persecution of people on the basis of their ethnic and religious identities; the looting of cultural objects to finance extremist groups; and shocking violations of human rights, including cultural rights. To drive their campaign of cultural cleansing, violent extremists are using all forms of media – especially social media – to propagate hatred, targeting especially young minds. #Unite4Heritage seeks to counter this propaganda of hatred, with messages of unity, tolerance and solidarity. #Unite4Heritage shows that diversity has always been and remains today a strength for all societies. To build peace tomorrow, we need to defend today our common heritage of diversity and tolerance.
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