Active Pluralism is envisioned as a celebration of otherness and multiculturalism. It encompasses not only religion but also ethnicity, caste, class, regional identity etc within the Indian context. Too often the word ‘tolerance’ is used, without fully considering the word’s implications. We attempt to move beyond simply ‘tolerating’ other people and instead embracing differences. In this way, Active Pluralism is a lens, a framework, used in all of our programmes and initiatives.