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…