Progressive Revelation and Thermodynamics as evidence of an infinite God – by Mike Moum

Thermodynamics is the “science of the relationship between heat, work, temperature, and energy. In broad terms, thermodynamics deals with the transfer of energy from one place to another and from one form to another.” (1) Although it’s a physical theory, strictly speaking, it seems to apply to other systems as well, including social. At first glance it might not seem to have any relationship to the Baha’i notion of progressive revelation, but upon closer examination of its first two laws, we can see that it does. Read more

African leaders tackle environmental goals

(photo published on the UNEP website, copyright Alex Rouvin)

27 June 2017
BWNS

The Baha’i World News Service recent story shares that officials convened in LIBREVILLE, Gabon to address issues of climate change.  Solomon Belay, Representative of the BIC Office in Addis Ababa  shared the BIC Office statement, “Shared Vision, Shared Volition: Choosing Our Global Future Together,” which was originally prepared for COP21, the UN Conference on Climate Change, in December 2015. Read full article Here

‘Who is Baha’u’llah?’ – teaser released for film to be used in schools across the United Kingdom

“200 years ago a Child was born in Iran.”

 

In honour of the bi-centennial year of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, the National Spiritual Assembly of the United Kingdom has commissioned a short film on the Personage of Baha’u’llah and His Teachings, that is to be used in schools across the country. It is envisaged that this film will not only inform, but also inspire young people from a variety of diverse settings and backgrounds to examine their own lives and capacities for service to humanity.

 

The film will be available for the September 2017 term and the Religious Education Task Force is currently creating lesson plans and educational materials to accompany the film.

 

Watch the stunning teaser here:

© National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom (2017)

CBC “Ideas” Program on Diversity, Citizenship and Reconciliation – CBNS

Roberta Jamieson, pictured above, shares a powerful message on reconciliation in Canada

20 June 2017

Toronto, Canada

Canadian Baha’i News Service

 

Us and Them: Diversity, Division, and a World of Difference is a five-part series featuring talks dealing with the realities of a diverse population.  The series of talks were produced by CBC in partnership with The Laurier Institution of Vancouver and is broadcasting during the last week of June on their “Ideas” program.

 

Farid Rohani of the Laurier Institution credits the Baha’i Faith as a source of inspiration for the themes of the lecture series.  

Full article here

Broadcast schedule: Here

 

Unveiling galvanizes island – BWNS

The sounding of the conch shell by members of the Isla Baha’i community on Tanna marked the unveiling of the Temple design. This is a traditional act that signals significant milestones. – BWNS

Baha’i World News Service
21 June 2017
TANNA, Vanuatu

 

Excitement builds as thousands gather for the unveiling of the design for the local Baha’i House of Worship in Tanna in the island nation of Vanuatu, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. “We are here today to launch a starting point in a journey by the Baha’i community,” says Chief Freeman Nariu Sawaram, President of Nikoletan Tanna Island Council of Chiefs. “We have to join hands, work together, and forgive one another. Then we can achieve whatever the whole body requires and build a better Tanna.” Read full article here.

The Promise of World Peace – Deepening Announcement!

Starting Monday, June 26 we will begin a study of the October 1985 statement of the Universal House of Justice “The Promise of World Peace” facilitated by Mariela Guimas. Each day a SINGLE paragraph from the statement will post for your review and consultation on our Facebook group forum. Read more

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