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The Bahá’í Sense of Human Unity

Bigger, Stephen (2003) The Bahá’í Sense of Human Unity. In: Faith, Feeling and Identity, July 2003, University of Roehampton. (Unpublished)


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This paper for a conference on Faith, Feelings and Identity at Roehampton University in 2003 is an investigation conducted with members of the Bahá’í Faith community in the UK. The contributor is not a Bahá’í but has researched Bahá’í literature and practice over the past decade and has close links with Bahá’í groups.

It explores social, political and global issues as seen through Bahá’í eyes. The Bahá’í Faith is small but worldwide and internationalist in theology, with central beliefs about nurturing global peace and prosperity through the concept of human unity. The theology of the unity of spiritual revelation gives multi-faith dialogue a high profile in Bahá’í activities.

The research instrument is a qualitative structured interview schedule. The data in this paper are based on the responses of Bahá’ís to this. Overall their responses build a picture of the Bahá’í sense of international and civic responsibility.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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This was stage 1 of a project which is continuing. Further interviews will produce a final version which will be submitted for publication.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Bahai Faith, ethics, international responsibility, activism, human unity, spiritual education, inter-faith dialogue, social responsibility
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Stephen Bigger
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2007 10:00
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:26

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