Tag Archive for world citizenship

A Crazy Beautiful Idea: The World as One

world as one - mcconnell's earth flag

I am a citizen of the world. The planet is my home. My countrymen and women all the world’s peoples. The highest loyalty I can have is service to the welfare of humanity as a whole. The best way I can serve the community of which I am a part is through fostering reconciliation, peace…

Bahá’u’lláh on Good Government

good government - detail from new york court house

We live in a time of increasing distrust between citizens and institutions of government. Ordinary people seek solutions for what they experience as failures of government, yet institutions of governance struggle to genuinely connect with affected populations. What light does Bahá’u’lláh’s thought cast on what constitutes good government? Bahá’u’lláh lived under absolute monarchies. His own experience…