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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Holding broad and tolerant views, especially on matters of religion.
noun: One who is broadminded and tolerant, especially concerning religion.
From Latin latitudo (breadth), from latus (broad). Earliest documented use: 1662.
“Contrary to the popular view of Muslims as dogmatic, however, a large majority of those living in America take a latitudinarian approach to Islam and the Koran. Pew found that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) ‘openly acknowledge that there is room for multiple interpretations’ of their religion, and just over half of all US Muslims agree that ‘traditional understandings of Islam must be reinterpreted to reflect contemporary issues.’”
Jeff Jacoby; When America’s Melting Pot Works; Boston Globe; Sep 3, 2017.
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