Unity begins with unconditional and mutual respect. That’s a hard pill for many to swallow, but it must happen. People have forgotten how to respect one another and frequently misconstrue respect as something that must connote agreement. It doesn’t.
Respect is intellectual realization and related actions that arise from a visceral conviction that no matter the differences, all humans have an innate and inviolate right to think what they will. The actions that are generated by respect are therefore naturally tolerant of thought and individual expression.
Generally speaking, the mandate of respect is “your right to express your thoughts and beliefs is without limit” and “your right to extend your arm stops at my body”.
Anything less is utter hypocrisy.