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Free Online Event | Is There a Cure for Racism?

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Is racism actually a moral and even spiritual disease that will require more in addition to just changing laws and reforming institutions? Does the cure to finally eradicate it also demand profound changes in how we think and see each other, ultimately requiring a transformation of hearts?

Almost no aspect of our society is untouched by racism. Laws have been changed and some progress has been made, but how far can those solutions take us on their own? After slavery came Jim Crow. After Jim Crow came mass incarceration and institutional racism. Attempts at remedies through Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Act were not enough – the disease simply found new ways to thrive, mutating its form to infect our education, judicial, health, economic and other institutions and systems in ways – overt & covert – that continue to persist today. So what else is called for? Is a spiritual remedy also needed to help heal what is at its core a moral and spiritual disease? Humanity is not a collection of laws or social regulations. Rather, we are defined by our common nobility as spiritual beings. While finding strength in our “unity in diversity”, might recognition of our essential oneness help bring about the transformation of human hearts that no change in law could ever achieve on its own?

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 elimination of racism. Please join us for a lively discussion as we explore how centering our beliefs and actions on the oneness of humanity can lead to a restructuring of society that could finally cure the disease.

“We must lay aside all prejudice—whether it be religious, racial, political or patriotic; we must become the cause of the unification of the human race.” – Bahá’i Teachings

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Free Online Event | Finding Our Spiritual Purpose

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Can a deeper sense of spirituality help us answer the question “why am I here”?

At some point in our lives we have all asked ourselves if there is a meaning to this life. Writers, philosophers, scientists, and almost all other disciplines in existence are trying to answer these two fundamental questions: who am I? And why am I here? As individuals, we try to find the answers in our jobs, in our family, in our relationships, etc. – but do we each have a greater purpose beyond our day to day lives? How can we orient ourselves to achieving our true purpose as individuals and as communities? And is it possible to discover that purpose in a vacuum, or do we need to take ourselves out of isolation?

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 spirituality in finding our true purpose. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore how we can create the conditions in our communities so that every individual can achieve that purpose as we walk together on a path of service.

“The whole duty of man in this Day is to attain that share of the flood of grace which God poureth forth for him.” – Bahá’i Teachings

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Free Online Event | Does Truth Even Matter Anymore?

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Are we facing a crisis of truthfulness? How can we actively seek and recognize what is true, beyond just relying on conventional wisdom, tradition, superstition, or our own personal beliefs? Given our unique and diverse viewpoints, experiences and perspectives, is it still somehow possible to reach a collective understanding of what is “true” and to form a basis for how we determine truth?

Truth is an anchor to reality, rooting us in the midst of chaos and providing direction for a path forward. But while access to information has greatly increased, it seems to be increasingly difficult to determine facts from opinions or falsehood. Far beyond just being a problem in politics, it seems to extend into almost every part of our society and cultures. Could our ability to discern truth depend in part on certain spiritual qualities like humility and detachment complimenting our senses, our mind, and intellectual training? What is the relationship of truth to justice? Are there tools that can help us seek and find the truth not only as individuals but collectively as a society?

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 spiritual solutions to seeking the truth. Join us for a lively discussion as we explore how to apply spiritual principles of finding collective truth to benefit our lives and our communities.

“Truth has many aspects, but it remains always and forever one.” – Bahá’i Teachings
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Free Online Event | Finding Hope in Turbulent Times

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