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Time to 'Bell the Cat' -- Seeking Moral Courage in 2012

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 12:37 AM

Each year, in the final few weeks of December, I'm intrigued by news stories that attempt to summarize the events of the preceding 12 months into key occurrences or overarching themes. This year, the analysis seems particularly dim: the near demise of the Euro and the lingering threat of a...

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66th U.N. General Assembly a Chance for Common Action

(3) Comments | Posted August 25, 2011 | 8:49 AM

The 66th session of the U.N. General Assembly begins Sept. 13, when leaders from around the world will gather to discuss and deliberate the key issues of our planet. This session will have 193 members represented, given the recent addition of South Sudan in July of this year....

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A Baha'i Vision for World Peace

(12) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 12:06 PM

"The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens," wrote Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i Faith in the mid-19th century. "Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self."

These simple but potent exhortations provide a blueprint for action for many...

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July 9, 1850: The Martyrdom of the Báb

(38) Comments | Posted July 8, 2011 | 3:05 PM

Each year on July 9, members of the Baha'i Faith commemorate the Martyrdom of the Báb, an event which -- according to Baha'is -- witnessed the execution of one of God's divine messengers to humanity.

Irrespective of one's own beliefs, the drama surrounding the emergence of the...

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Baha'is Observe The Ascension of Baha'u'llah

(28) Comments | Posted May 28, 2011 | 7:34 PM

Followers of Baha'u'llah -- known as Baha'is -- will commemorate the anniversary of his passing on Sunday, May 29.

The Ascension of Baha'u'llah -- as it is called by Baha'is -- is a Holy Day for six million people in 192 countries and territories. It was the day when...

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