John F. Kennedy was President of America from 1961-1963. Kennedy always emphasized that although different nations of the world may have diverse religions and beliefs, all nations also share important common interests.
The paragraph below is an extract from a speech made by Kennedy in 1963. To hear the whole speech or other speeches by Kennedy, see: http://www.jfklibrary.org
Extract from John F. Kennedy's Speech on Diversity (June 1963)
"So let us not be blind to our differences, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's futures. And we are all mortal".
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