The transformation of the world from its current state to a place where every individual can participate actively in their personal material and spiritual development as well as contribute to the progress of humankind as a whole is going to need the upending of a lot of things—and I mean, a lot. This means that… Read More Petitions and Boycotts: Why I Am Boycotting Nestlé Products
In the first part of this review, I touched on Walter’s current state of mind, how he is coming apart at the seams and how he is choosing to blame it on Bell’s absence and the surgical removal of his brain tissue rather than to look at all the resources he has at hand, namely,… Read More TV Review: Fringe, Season 3, Episode 16: Os – Part II
Engendering Equality wrote a post last year about the sustainability of anger as the force behind social mouvements. Anger, it reads, is a very interesting emotion. (…) In one regard, if you take a look at the current state of the world today, how can you not become angry? (…) Yet at the same time… Read More Of What Use Art Thou, Anger, in Contributing to the Fight against Injustice?
People often ask me how can I both read currents news, and be so optimistic about the future of humanity. The easy answer would be to say that I am a Baha’i and I have faith. Not that it’s not true; however, I also believe in the golden age of humanity for many other reasons.… Read More The Curious Case of the Realistic Yet Optimistic Sahar
As can be clearly seen by the topics in some of my latest posts, I have been reflecting a lot about gender equality. And so, it comes to no surprise that the following passage, taken from the book “The Lost Art of Gratitude” by Alexander McCall Smith, captured my attention: Lettuce smiled. “It’s as well… Read More Extract from “The Lost Art of Gratitude” by Alexander McCall Smith
I recently read an article, which talks about the relationship between poor housing conditions and the 25% of children in Montreal who suffer from lung disease, and suggests that the province of Quebec should invest not only in hospitals, but in home construction as well. Before, such articles would just make me so angry at… Read More Noticing the Glimmering of the Lesser Peace
GENEVA — A coordinated series of raids have been carried out on the homes of several Iranian Baha’is, active in a community initiative to provide a higher education programme for young members who are barred from university. Initial reports indicate that raids took place yesterday on houses in Tehran, Karaj, Isfahan, and Shiraz. As many… Read More BWBS: Baha’i educational programme targeted in raids
After a very long time, I finally got an hour to catch up on my reading. I don’t know if I am just more efficient now at finding good articles, or if their numbers and quality has increased in recent years, but the wealth of empowering pieces that on the one hand sustain my hope… Read More Partying it up online à la Nerd!
Seriously, the stuff that people come up with is absolutely mind boggling. Take a look:
The elimination of prejudices is an essential step in creating a new world order in which all humans have the potential to reach their high destiny, working together to fulfilling a dual moral purpose of advancing themselves as well as advancing humanity. Prejudices are of many kinds, and they all work to create disunity. Shoghi… Read More Eliminating prejudices: a lot of work to be done