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What does exclusivism mean?

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Noun
  1. The practice of being exclusive; a mentality or policy that excludes others.
  2. (religion) The doctrine that one religion is the only true religion, or that one religious sect is the only true version of a larger religion.
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There were allegations of exclusivism, hurtful practices like shunning, as well as an overbearing doctrine of personal sin.
If exclusivism is unwarrantedly dogmatic, inclusivism and pluralism are unacceptably indeterminate.
The situation in France is politically complex and does not lend itself to the easy answers advanced by the ideologues of religious exclusivism, race and nation.
This is the least our resistance to religious exclusivism, xenophobia, and tribalistic world view should lead to.
Terror and force are even more painful when committed in the name of fundamentalist religiosity or religious exclusivism.
To spell it out, if, as the European Parliament, we have been guilty of a certain exclusivism, we must change our attitude.

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