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Come join a different kind of conversation – one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the truths that unite us all – as we discuss a spiritual perspective offered by the Bahá’i Teachings on how to promote constructive change in these difficult times. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the role spirituality can play in our efforts to construct a new, more meaningful path forward in the midst of social turmoil. Note: This Meetup was formerly called Meaningful Conversations PDX. Events are free and open to all regardless of background, belief or location.

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Is Humanity Reaching a Spiritual Tipping Point? (Free Event)

Can you turn on the tv or check your news feed anymore without being bombarded with images and headlines of chaos and struggle? Could it be that humanity is facing not just material challenges, but that we are experiencing the growing pains of living through a spiritual age of transition, a crucial step in humanity’s pathway towards progress? Everywhere we look we seem to be faced with the growing fractures in our society, but lacking in a true understanding of why or a clear vision to see us through. That the presence of chaos in the world around us is growing seems inevitable. And yet the existing systems meant to mitigate that chaos no longer seem able to heal the growing divisions that are threatening the status quo. But is that a bad thing? Or could this chaos actually be shedding light on the need for a new way forward? Come join a different kind of conversation – one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the truths that unite us all – as we discuss the spiritual perspective offered by the Bahá’i Teachings on the greater forces that emerge out of this chaos. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore the realities of our rapidly changing society, the spiritual tipping point we are now entering, and what we can do to help us all emerge as a stronger and more unified human race. “The Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” – Bahá’i Teachings *** This event is free and open to all regardless of background or belief. Donations will not be accepted.

Beyond Tolerance (Free Event)

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Is tolerance sometimes just prejudice in disguise? Or even hate? In an increasingly divided society, does simply “tolerating” others sometimes inadvertently separate us all into “us” and “them” categories in our minds (and hearts!), only serving to further reinforce those divisions? How can spirituality and the dual concepts of the “Oneness of Mankind” and “Unity in Diversity” help us to see past our differences and regard all – whether family, friend, or stranger – as one of “us” and part of our own shared story? How can we see our differences not as something to be merely tolerated but rather as a source of strength for our communities? Come join a different kind of conversation – one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the truths that unite us all – as we discuss the spiritual perspective offered by the Bahá’i Teachings on the role of love in moving beyond tolerance. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore how a spiritual foundation can enable us to work together for the betterment of ourselves, our families, our communities and our world. “Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.” – Bahá’i Teachings *** This event is free and open to all regardless of background or belief. Donations will not be accepted.

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The Hidden Meaning of Dreams (Free Event)

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