Big Ideas is a series of talks addressing some of humanity’s shared challenges and opportunities as we work to advance an emerging global civilization. This series brings together perspectives from the Baha'i writings with current research and experience as well as contemporary discourses on key issues of our time.
Friday, December 3, 2021, 7:30 pm

Justice, Unity, and the Path to World Order: Reflections on the United Nations, the Bahá'í International Community, and Human Rights with Michael Sabet

In recognition of International Human Rights Day, this presentation will first explore the origins, development, and historical significance of the United Nations, with a focus on the participation of the Bahá'í International Community, drawing on Julia Berger's recent work, Rethinking Religion and Politics in a Plural World: the Bahá'í International Community and the United Nations. This will ground an exploration of the international human rights framework from a Bahá'í perspective, focusing on the strengths and limitations of the framework's substantive and procedural aspects, and how Bahá'u'lláh's vision for the progress of human civilization might help guide future developments.

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The views and opinions expressed in this series of presentations are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the Ottawa Bahá'í community and/or its institutions.

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