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Self-Care, Oppression, and Community

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 10:00am

Initially a term coined for medical rehabilitation, the concept of “self-care” has found its way into the world of care providers. Within this world, self-care evolved into a crucial component...

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The Higgs Boson, or Can You Believe What You Cannot See?

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 8:00am

When Max Planck theorized that radiation was emitted in discrete bundles or packets of energy—what we call quanta—new physics and quantum mechanics seemed to refute all that Newton had established....

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A New Revelation, Revolutionizing Human Life

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:00am

The Baha’i teachings say that Baha’u’llah’s revelation has revolutionized human life: The world’s equilibrium hath been upset through the vibrating influence of this most great, this new World Order. Mankind’s...

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Material and Spiritual Education: 30 Years of School of the Nations

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 7:30am

A Baha’i-inspired international school in Macau marks its 30th anniversary this academic year. School of the Nations has become an educational institution highly regarded for its academic rigor and its...

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How Dead Trees Brought Baha’i Principles to Life for Me

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:56am

When I grew up in rural Colorado and Montana, we heated our homes almost exclusively with wood. Early on summer mornings, I anticipated my father’s knock on my bedroom door...

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Are We Born With a Desire for Justice?

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:30am

Historically, hundreds of wars have been fought in the name of justice. In our own time, many movements and processes around the world have justice as their goal—but justice still...

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How to See All the Colors in Our World’s Spectrum

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 10:16am

I pulled up the window shades this morning, but the room didn’t get any brighter. Yuck, I thought, it’s one of those days when the world looks like an old,...

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Why the World Needs Leaders Who Unite, Not Divide

Sun, 01/13/2019 - 9:35am

I teach and write about leadership, management and organizational culture—so, of course, I view events in the news with an eye to the qualities of leadership being displayed. We certainly...

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How to Take the First Step on a Spiritual Path

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 8:00am

The first step on the path toward spirituality involves turning in the direction of that which we seek. This is only logical—knowing which way to turn, however, is not always...

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Masud Olufani: An Artist Rooted in Justice and Unity

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 10:00am

The multi-disciplinary artist and actor Masud Olufani primarily focuses on visual and sculptural art. He weaves his own personal narrative and passion for social justice into the subjects of his...

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How to Develop a Universal Identity—and Consciousness

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 8:00am

Many, many modern thinkers have reached the same essential conclusion: human beings all over the world have begun to develop a more universal consciousness and global identity: Increasing economic globalization...

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Can America Be Saved?

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:00am

Souls need salvation—and so do societies. “Salvation,” in the traditional Christian sense of the word, means salvation from sin and its consequences. Can countries be “saved?” Could America, for example,...

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What is Materialism? A Distraction from Our Spiritual Lives

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 8:10am

Material philosophy is based on the notion that matter is central to human existence and that intangibles such as consciousness, mind and soul are nothing but the by-products of matter....

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Why the Baha’i Faith is a Practical Religion for This Age

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 10:00am

What if we thought of religion as more than just a series of rituals and gatherings? Modern society offers us a wide diversity of activities we can dedicate ourselves to,...

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How to Accept All the Prophets of God as One

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 8:00am

Each prophet of God is a wondrous teacher sent to help humanity advance to the next stage in its spiritual education—but the prophets’ abilities go far beyond our understanding. In...

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What Comes After Life? There is More to Us Than We Can Ever Know

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:54am

As humans, do we understand what we are? Are we animals endowed with consciousness? A mashup of different chemicals? Incarnations of the universal spirit? For millennia humans have created all...

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How to Avoid Feeling Envy in the New Year

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 7:00am

Shakespeare wrote “O beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Maybe a new calendar year presents a good opportunity...

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Have You Volunteered for Anything Lately?

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:00am

Booker T. Washington, in his book Up from Slavery, said “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” If you’ve ever volunteered to help someone else,...

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5 Ways to Make 2019 a Really Happy New Year

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 8:00am

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? The holidays have come and gone, and the new year has arrived! No matter what your religion may be, the holiday season can...

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How Can We Nourish the Future?

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 11:14am

Hiking through a regional park on a lovely summer day, and coming upon the massive trunks of many fallen trees, I paused to read a sign along an interpretative trail....

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