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Abdul Baha

When a Thought of War Comes, Oppose It By a Stronger Thought of Peace: Baha'i Inspiration Amidst Disunity

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

This issue is complex, touching on interpretations of the letter of the law, a too-long history of racial injustice and violence, a widening opportunity gap and fundamentally, a lack of unity across people who are only different from each other on a superficial level.

The First Phone Call From Heaven

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Sometimes, instead of being obsessed with one big spectacular miracle, we should pay attention to the many smaller miracles that are accumulating all around us.

The Baha'i Fast.. Slowly

Rainn Wilson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Rainn Wilson

Sometimes the hours tick away quite slowly and you find yourself obsessively checking the clock, almost willing it to hit 6 p.m., when you can gorge on smoothies and quesadillas. "The Fast" in the Baha'i Faith is certainly misnamed. It should be called "The Slow" for the way time plods throughout the day.

Abdul Baha: 100 Years of Connecting the World's Religions

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

We don't need to wait for religious leaders to take the initiative; we can all play our part to build bridges among the world's religions.

The Titanic's Forgotten "Survivor"

Rainn Wilson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Rainn Wilson

One hundred years ago the "unsinkable" Titanic sank into the North Atlantic. The tragedy has made for some epic storytelling. One of the most extraordinary stories is that of a 68-year-old Persian who wasn't, it turns out, actually on the ill-fated vessel, but was supposed to be.

Humans And Chimpanzees: What's The Difference?

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 10.11.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Although our understanding of neuroscience has progressed light years since the first "Planet of the Apes" movie, there is a premise of this film at which I'd like to throw a monkey wrench.