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What is Religion ?
"Never mind all the trappings, all the ceremonial garments and the prayer rules and the fish on Friday. What is religion really for?"
How Education Needs to Change
Educational systems focused on preparing students for a 19th Century world no longer work. What changes can be made to develop collective perspective in which consultation and collaboration can help humanity survive complex global problems?
Can Religion Provide Hope for a Global Ethic ?
Book Review - "Hope for a Global Ethic: Shared Principles in Religious Scriptures," Brian D. Lepard; Bahá'í Publishing 2005
A Perspective from 12-Step Programs
Bahá'ís believe that all religion--that all knowledge--comes from the same source: one loving God. That Creator, by whatever name people may use, has given spiritual guidance throughout human history.
The Best Things to Pray for
In looking for ways to better understand what prayer is, as well as how to do it, I found Ruth Moffett's tiny 1933 book, "Do'a, On Wings of Prayer."
Bahá'ís Enhance Learning with The Arts
Bahá'í believe that beauty in all its forms can be spiritual food, and therefore a fundamental part of the theological learning process is developing the capacity for artistic expression, whether through music, poetry, painting, drama or crafts.
Survival Requires Diversity, not Uniformity
Unity in diversity is a watchword of the Bahá'í Faith. With some research into the core teachings of other religious groups, respect and even appreciation of the variety of flowers in the human garden can also be found.
Why Is Patience So Difficult ?
Patience is a virtue that has been extolled by all religions and philosophies--not to mention leaders in the fields of medicine and psychology and education--forever, it seems. So why is it so difficult to master?
What's So Important about Good Deeds ?
Leaders of thought (including my grandmother!) have been counseling the importance of good deeds forever, it seems. What exactly is a good deed, and why would we want to go to the effort?
Tools for Dealing with Crises
We live in a rapidly changing world. Change often creates crises, but human resilience can be equal to the challenge(s). There are tools and skills which can help.
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