Healing Racism Part 6, Why We Must Unite

The Baha’i teachings say that humanity’s future, both nationally and globally, depends on our ability to unite. But who has the main responsibility for building that unity? In Part IV of The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue, the Baha’is offer an answer: The responsibility for the achievement of racial peace and unity in the United…

Healing Racism Part 5, Unity Takes Work

You’ve heard this frequent refrain in media, in social networking, in political rhetoric and in classrooms: America is the greatest nation on Earth. Is it true? As I noted in a previous essay in this series, the United States has also been called a grand experiment, a melting pot, a United Nations within a nation….

Healing Racism Part 4, Walking the Walk

Every great spiritual teacher, messenger and prophet advises us to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Buddha famously said:  It is indeed a fact that salvation cannot come from the mere sight of Me. It demands strenuous efforts in the practice of Dharma (Truth). …A man must take medicine to be cured; the…

Healing Racism Part 2, A Vision of Race Unity

During the past several years, Americans made a distressing “discovery:” we are not a post-racial society and racial animus is still very much alive.  We must focus on recognizing the problems and issues this hard fact calls upon us to face. Where do we start? Here’s a suggestion: the passages below, from the statement “The…

Quote of the Month

The friends must, at all times, bear in mind that they are, in a way, like soldiers under attack. The world is at present in an exceedingly dark condition spiritually; hatred and prejudice of every sort are literally tearing it to pieces. We, on the other hand, are the custodians of the opposite forces, the…

Monthly Devotional: Online Prayer Circle for Racial Healing

“Be anxiously concerned with the needs of the age ye live in and center your deliberations on its exigencies and requirements.” — Baha’u’llah  “Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created…

Second Harvest Food Bank Needs Our Help

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit social institutions and aid organizations particularly hard, which creates even more hardship for the most vulnerable populations in our community. While our most recent Second Harvest barrel sent 258 pounds of food to the local food bank, it will remain empty until we can meet again safely at the Baha’i…

Guity Jam’s Monthly Fireside & Devotional – Now on Zoom!

Guity Jam is still having her monthly fireside, the second Friday of each month. The gatherings have been moved to Zoom for the duration of the shelter-in-place. Please join us online Friday, July 10 at 7:00 pm for prayers and discussion. This month’s speaker: Mary Ann Gorski Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/3e2dhSQ The Zoom link is also…

Martyrdom of the Báb Online Observance

We will observe the anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Beloved Báb on July 9 at 12:30. Please join us online for devotions, music, and the reading of the Tablet of Visitation. Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/sjbahaiholidays