Some Thoughts of Freedom of Speech

“And yet, however just these sentiments will be allowed to be, we have already sufficient indications that it will happen in this as in all former cases of great national discussion. A torrent of angry...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Six

The following is the entirety of Part IV of The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue. The responsibility for the achievement of racial peace and unity in the United States rests upon both...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Five

A frequent refrain in media, in social networking memes and posts, in political rhetoric and in classrooms is that the United States is the greatest nation on Earth. It has also been called a grand...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Four

This is the fourth in a series of essays that use, as their centerpiece, the statement on race unity released some years ago by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States: The...

Our Most Challenging Issue – Two

The following is from the statement “The Vision of Race Unity: America’s Most Challenging Issue”, published by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States. This is the national guiding body for...

Our Most Challenging Issue – One

This is the first of a series on the issue of race unity, in which I’d like to share some thoughts on a facet of our national life that is yet a source of social...

Is Love All We Need?

The Beatles sang that “All you need is love.” Out on Medium today someone argued that when it comes to racial prejudice, this is not true. I think they’re right and wrong. It depends, I...

My morning reading

Each morning, I spend some quiet time in devotion and study. My current study material is a 2005 missive from the Universal House of Justice (guiding institution for the global Bahá’í community) entitled One Common Faith. It is an...

Borders Part 1: Suffer the Little Children

Go to any article, news story or blog discussing the immigration issue and/or the current refugee crisis on our southern border (they’re often conflated), and you will find phrases like the ones below. These are...