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The Promise of World Peace
This document issued in 1985 by the Universal House of Justice is unfortunately still very relevant to conditions today. It is heartening to see the brilliance and relevance of this document even 37 years after it was first published. We encourage those with an interest in lasting peace to review and discuss this document. It is available at the following LINK
"To the Peoples of the World:
"The Great Peace towards which people of goodwill throughout the centuries have inclined their hearts, of which seers and poets for countless generations have expressed their vision, and for which from age to age the sacred scriptures of mankind have constantly held the promise, is now at long last within the reach of the nations...."
Global Conference Halifax
A series of global conferences, exploring the inherent oneness of humanity and a universal call to work for the betterment of the world.
These conferences will take place across Canada in diverse settings. People from all backgrounds, cultures, religions and ages are warmly invited.
Families are especially welcome. In addition to the main program, sessions will be offered for children (5 - 11 years) and junior youth (12 - 15 years) at the same time.
More Background HERE The Conference is free and a light lunch will be provided. Arts will be incorporated to uplift our spirits and our creativity.
Some topics that may be explored:
>What is the common ground needed on which to build our communities together?
>How do we build a unified vision for our area amongst diverse beliefs and backgrounds?
>What human characteristics and values are building blocks for a stable social order?
>How do we navigate a pathway to decision making through inclusivity, understanding and detachment?
>How is our understanding of the inherent oneness of humanity a means for social progress?
Visits with `Abdu'l-Baha
The Halifax Baha'i Community is delighted to participate in and to sponsor Interfaith Harmony Halifax 2022. The Events will begin in early February 2022.
LINKS to Other Baha'i Resources:
Baha'i World Centre Site and Information in Other Languages
Baha'i Reference Library - authoritative online source of Baha'i Writings
Baha'i World News Service - Baha'i inspired activities around the world
Baha'i Bookstore Canada - source for purchasing Baha'i books
Baha'i International Community - activities and publications on social themes and the oneness of humankind
The Baha’i Community of Halifax joins the Interfaith Harmony Halifax Declaration.
"Given the many tragic events around the world, directly or indirectly related to religious intolerance, misunderstanding and/or ignorance, World Interfaith Harmony Week offers a very meaningful opportunity for mutual self-reflection, open-mindedness, respect and understanding.
"It provides us all with a very precious chance to sit, breathe, pray, sing, and even eat and celebrate with others. We can speak of how you invited me into your sacred space and I invited you into mine. We learned each other’s name through the sound of each other’s voice. We came to know each other through the warmth of understanding, peace and friendship.
"We acknowledge the diverse faiths, spiritual paths, and secular beliefs within our community and world.
"We respect the equality of rights and privileges of residents from all our diverse communities, promote zero tolerance of discrimination, and recognize the diverse needs of our communities.
"We affirm and appreciate that there can be harmony and strength through this diversity, and will support programs like the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week that promote peace and friendship among our diverse communities.
"And we invite all sectors - business, education, health, human rights, justice, non-profit, political, government, and faith communities - to publicly make this declaration before or during the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week.
See the "Wall of Declaration"
A Statement of the Baha'i International Community on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. New York—21 September 2020
"At the centenary of the United Nations, might it not be possible for all the inhabitants of our common homeland to be confident that we have set in motion a realistic process for building the global order needed to sustain progress in the coming centuries? This is the hope of the Bahá’í International Community and the goal toward which it labors. We echo the poignant appeal long ago voiced by Bahá’u’lláh about the leaders and arbiters of human affairs: “Let them take counsel together and, through anxious and full deliberation, administer to a diseased and sorely afflicted world the remedy it requireth.”
In 1991 the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United States issued a statement on the ongoing Racism issues in that country. It still resonates today and provides a much-needed perspective. READ the full Statement.
31 Resources Related to Racism
BahaiBlog.net has produced a series of talks, interviews and other materials on the subject of racial unity and intolerance. See the materials HERE
The Universal House of Justice issues a major statement on World Peace
“Universal peace is the destination towards which humanity has been moving throughout the ages under the influence of the Word of God that has been progressively imparted by the Creator to His creation….”. (See full Letter HERE).
The Universal House of Justice has also made available "The Promise of World Peace" a seminal document on this topic. Available HERE