There is more that unites than divides us. With that in mind I created this group with a few of my friends, in the hope of hosting a group where discussions can be deep and conversations meaningful. Beyond discussions, my hope is that we can discover common ground through shared experiences and gain new insights as to how the spiritual can carry over into our daily lives. In this way we can grow and have a positive impact on those around us, our communities, and the world. Join us for a different kind of discussion-one that welcomes every perspective in search for the truths that unite us.
“Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your heart how ye were were created.” Baha’u’llah
There was so much interest, so much energy present during last Sunday’s conversation on the tremendous injustices associated with the long history of racial prejudice against Black people in America that, by request, this discussion will continue... Part Two will also view racism through a spiritual lens, guided by the principles of the most recent of the world’s independent religions, the Baha’i Faith. With these Writings as our guide, we will address and build upon the many of the same themes discussed last week -- but we will also seek to move the discussion forward, from an understanding of racism directed toward Blacks in this country, to a more active discussion of how the spiritual guidance offered by the Baha’i Writings can serve as a force for integration, a force that can help America and Americans of all races to begin healing the gross injustices that continue to be inflicted upon all by the stubborn persistence of racial conflict and division,, and move toward the creation of a just society based upon the guiding principle of the Baha’i Faith, the oneness of the whole of humankind.
“... when those who have been locked up and locked out finally have the chance to speak and truly be heard, what we hear is rage.” Michelle Alexander
“... if the word integration means anything, this is what it means: that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it. For this is your home, my friend, do not be driven from it; great men have done great things here, and will again, and we can make America what it must become.” James Baldwin
People from all backgrounds and beliefs are welcome. We invite all views and perspectives into discussion. Baha’is consider diversity to be a source of strength that can help illuminate the truth and light our path in service to all humanity. Please, join us.