Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia

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Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia
Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia
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MembersWikipedians Who Dislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia
FoundedSeptember 21, 2016
SloganDislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia
Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia

I, TheStrayDog, hereby establish the Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia (AWWDCCW) on the International Day of Peace in September 21, 2016.

This association is for those who believe that Wikipedia should be a place for "Dialogue Among Peoples" not a place to promote a race, religion, language, country, belief and/or an ethnicity. Also the Association may reject ungraceful ideologies and acts in our encyclopedia which may cause any kind of cultural, ideological and/or religious clashes having been classified under the category of Clash of Civilizations theory or another related. As we know, late Prof. Dr. Samuel P. Huntington has discovered that the main cause of wars and clashes among cultures (after the Cold War) would be "Religion" and/or "Ethnicity" differences. We believe that Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia that should never let it be using as a propaganda machine. That's why we are here have made this association because Wikipedia is a Society which is not considered a place to clash, but a place to communicate, increase and gain knowledge and wisdom.

The human kinds are limbs of each other Having been created of one essence. When the calamity of time afflicts one limb The other limbs cannot remain at rest. If you have no sympathy for the troubles of others You are not worthy to be called by the name of "man". (Gulistan (1258), Chapter 1, Story 10[1])

At the first steps of idea, the motto of the AWWDCCW was good thoughts, good words, and good deeds which is the main motto of Zoroastrianism, but I changed it just because it may appear to be promoting a certain religion or ideology rather than others. I changed it to Dislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia (DCCW) which is a part of the title. Also I mentioned this case just to assure you how much these principles are valuable for the association.

The Membership is not limited, so you can reach the list of members here and feel free to add yourself as you wish. Also you can send your new ideas for improving this right there on newIdeas

So you may ask what is exactly a "Clash" in Wikipedia? Although this is an experimental thing, I can say it would be likely in a situation when a bunch of Wikipedians are seeking in a certain way to attack a particular kind of religion, ethnicity, belief, race, political party, event etc through wikipedia. (e.g; an extremist Democrat who is here to vandalize George W. Bush's article or a user who is here to hide facts about Armenian Genocide.)

Our logo reveals the principles of the association. The Wikipedia logo with peace symbol as background represents the peace and respect among Wikipedians. The primary colours (colours of Wikimedia) in peace logo represents the unity of different civilizations with peace. The doves that carry this peace are the symbols of Wikipedians who work for the unity of civilizations and dislike their clash. The yellow background is the symbol of global peace.

Main principles[edit]

  1. Respect the Collective wisdom
  2. Respect other beliefs
  3. Respect other races
  4. Respect other religions
  5. Respect other nations
  6. Respect other ethnicities
  7. Respect ...


  1. Stopping Chauvinism, Racism, Ethnicism, Extremism etc.
  2. Stopping totalitarianism
  3. Promoting dialogue among peoples
  4. Making a place for every human being
  5. Stopping any kind of aspect of Clash of Civilizations in our editing


  • Wikipedia is not a video game like Clash of Clans. It is an encyclopedia to share knowledge.
  • No one is worthier than Everyone.
  • Wikipedia is not a place to clash with each other.
  • Wikipedia is not a boxing ring.
  • If you don't give, you don't get.
  • Before promoting some ideologies, promote yourself.

Arguments against clashes[edit]

Feel free to add your arguments here


Please see Association of Wikipedians Who Dislike Clash of Civilizations in Wikipedia/Members. If you believe in our goals, feel free to add yourself and participate actively.

Other languages[edit]

  • You may contribute by adding your translation(s) here in other languages.



  • No one is worthier than Everyone (first principle= Collective wisdom)
  • Every user who is an active Wikipedian can act for help association and get a position by itself such as translations, templates, userboxes, informing etc.


Other wikimedia association of users logos

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