What you need to know
On 16 November, the United Nations (UN) marks the International Day for Tolerance. Tolerance means respect and appreciation for the differences that make people and their cultures special.
Some people think that to be tolerant we must also be forgiving. One way of being tolerant is by showing forgiveness to one person or a group of people who may have wronged you. However, it’s not always that easy to forgive.
Reconciliation is the idea that people who were once enemies can learn to get along again, and that friendly relations can be restored.