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The Challenge of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation

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An exploration of how some Bahá'ís strive to put the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh into action in the world. The presentation uses four examples or case studies as a sort of survey on the topic.

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The Challenge of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation

  1. 1. Putting lofty principles into practice 12th Day of Ridván Banyule Bahá’í Community
  2. 2. Exiles Childhood home in Takur, Iran Shrine, outside Akka, Israel
  3. 3. Queen Victoria Nasiri’d-Din Shah Pope Pius IX Napolean III Sultan Abdu’l-Aziz Kaiser Wilhelm I Gregory VI, Patriarch of Constantinople
  4. 4. “They must on all occasions confirm by their actions what they proclaim in words. Their deeds must prove their fidelity, and their actions must show forth Divine light. ... It is not through lip-service only that the elect of God have attained to holiness, but by patient lives of active service they have brought light into the world. “... If we strive to do all this, then are we true Bahá’ís, but if we neglect it, we are not followers of the Light, and we have no right to the name.” “Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers. Turn towards God, and seek always to do that which is right and noble. Enrich the poor, raise the fallen, comfort the sorrowful, bring healing to the sick, reassure the fearful, rescue the oppressed, bring hope to the hopeless, shelter the destitute! “They must on all occasions confirm by their actions what they proclaim in words. Their deeds must prove their fidelity, and their actions must show forth Divine light. ... It is not through lip-service only that the elect of God have attained to holiness, but by patient lives of active service they have brought light into the world. “... If we strive to do all this, then are we true Bahá’ís, but if we neglect it, we are not followers of the Light, and we have no right to the name.” “Therefore strive that your actions day by day may be beautiful prayers. Turn towards God, and seek always to do that which is right and noble. Enrich the poor, raise the fallen, comfort the sorrowful, bring healing to the sick, reassure the fearful, rescue the oppressed, bring hope to the hopeless, shelter the destitute!
  5. 5. Oneness of humanity Independent investigation of truth Oneness of religions Religion must be the cause of unity, harmony and agreement Harmony of science and religion Equality of man and woman Elimination of prejudice and fanaticism Universal Peace Universal compulsory education Spiritual solution for economic problems Universal Auxiliary language Elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
  6. 6. 1. Preparations for a local Bahá’í House of Worship in Tanna, Vanuatu 2. Tahirih Justice Center, US 3. International Environment Forum, worldwide 4. Banyule Bahá’í community, Australia
  7. 7. Tanna
  8. 8. Oneness of humanity Independent investigation of truth Oneness of religions
  9. 9. Mission Statement: The Tahirih Justice Center works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence. Leveraging both in-house and pro bono attorneys, we empower our clients to achieve justice and equality through holistic direct legal services and national public policy advocacy.
  10. 10. Faizah Sarah Muna
  11. 11. Oneness of humanity Independent investigation of truth Equality of man and woman Elimination of prejudice and fanaticism Universal compulsory education Spiritual solution for economic problems Elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth
  12. 12. Independent investigation of truth Harmony of science and religion Elimination of prejudice and fanaticism Spiritual solution for economic problems
  13. 13. Oneness of humanity Independent investigation of truth Oneness of religions Religion must be the cause of unity, harmony and agreement Equality of man and woman Universal compulsory education

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