Universal Education

Honouring Teachers

honouring teachers

After immediate family, and the closest of friends, the most important people in our lives are often ours teachers. How much we are indebted to them.  If we have been fortunate enough to have special teachers – who saw something in us that others hadn’t seen – and nurtured it in us – we remember…

Higher Learning – Science and Peace

science and peace - harmony of science and religion - assembly hall stanford university

During his journey through North America Abdu’l Baha visited a number of universities. He spoke at Columbia University in New York, Howard University in Washington DC and Stanford University in Palo Alto. Much of my life is associated with universities. So these talks have special meaning at a personal level.  Particularly at Columbia and Stanford,…

Bahá’u’lláh on Knowledge

library Baha'u'llah on knowledge

How do we know? What does it mean to know? These are deceptively simple but important questions and the answers are by no means straight forward.  Knowledge, moreover, is at the heart of human welfare. The first of Bahá’u’lláh’s Arabic Hidden Words links knowledge and justice. The best beloved of all things in My sight is…