Tolerance and love; Kate Lovelady, Leader

Recent controversies surrounding issues as different as immigration reform and the “Ground Zero Mosque” have elicited both expressions of fear and prejudice and expressions of acceptance and solidarity. “Tolerance” is a widely ­promoted value, but are there limits to what society should tolerate? On the other hand, is the idea of tolerance enough to cross divides and bring us together on common ground, or must we reach toward the higher ethical ideal of loving the stranger?