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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…

Human Nature: Hidden Gems and Tempered Steel

hidden gems human nature

Bahá’u’lláh often calls us to rise to the positive potential we have within us. The words he uses evoke a rich imagery of human nature. Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom.[1] Or here: Thou art…

Women and men have been and always will be equal …

Students and teachers of Tarbiyat Girls school - gender equality

“Women and men have been and always will be equal in the sight of God.”[1] With these words, Bahá’u’lláh challenges the age old oppression of women. Thus, the following concept applies as much in respect of gender equality as elsewhere: Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over…

Foreignness: a primary problem

Image from freefoto.com   One of the obstacles we face as a global society working to abolish foreignness is the perception of foreignness as only an ancillary problem, or a problem that is secondary to more critical and pressing global issues. Rather than deal with the question of the abolition of foreignness head-on, we seek…