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The value, purpose and power of unity in diversity

Nature itself is the epitome of diversity as all things of nature are distinctively different, yet each contributes in some way to the whole.

It was a child’s book during Baha’i children’s classes many years ago that brought out the simplistic truth of it while comparing it with the human body. The exterior eyes, the ears, hair, skin, teeth, legs, feet, and interior veins, arteries, etc., all totally different in shape, sizes, color and composition with each serving a different purpose. Yet the proper function of each is essential in forming a complete whole. Continue reading The value, purpose and power of unity in diversity

Reading changes lives!

by Brentley deBardelaben, Minister for Communication

My grandmother used to say, “Being blessed by God is wonderful, but being a blessing to others because God blessed you is more important.” While I was not raised in a household where attending Sunday morning worship was highly valued, it was still important to my parents that they raise children who understood that service to those less fortunate was a an essential part of being a good, responsible, and educated person. Because of this, I began tutoring students in reading and math skills when I was twelve years old. It was something I enjoyed and had the temperament to do. Continue reading Reading changes lives!

It’s “all in the family” – of mankind . . .

Having gone through the stages of infancy and turbulent adolescence, humanity is now approaching maturity, a stage that will witness “the reconstruction and the demilitarization of the whole civilized world–a world organically unified in all the essential aspects of its life. In no other country is the promise of organic unity more immediately demonstrable than in the US as it is already most representative of a microcosm of the diverse peoples of the earth! Continue reading It’s “all in the family” – of mankind . . .