Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Blogwarriors: New Year's Edition

Photograph of the interior of the cell in which Baha'u'llah was held prisoner by the Ottoman's in Palestine during the 19th century.

"The Ancient Beauty hath consented to be bound with chains that mankind may be released from its bondage, and hath accepted to be made a prisoner within this most mighty Stronghold that the whole world may attain unto true liberty. He hath drained to its dregs the cup of sorrow, that all the peoples of the earth may attain unto abiding joy, and be filled with gladness. This is of the mercy of your Lord, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful. We have accepted to be abased, O believers in the Unity of God, that ye may be exalted, and have suffered manifold afflictions, that ye might prosper and flourish. He Who hath come to build anew the whole world, behold, how they that have joined partners with God have forced Him to dwell within the most desolate of cities!"
(Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 99)

Happy New Year to all the people's and kindred's of the earth. It's time for the Blogwarriors New Year's (that's Baha'i New Year for those who don't know) Edition. So here are some of my favorite Baha'i bloggers doin' there thang!

New Legal World Order has an analysis of the utterly absurd court decision that essentially rendered Baha'is in Egypt non-persons.

David at Correlating keeps up the gender equality discussion with an interesting post about men's family involvement and social science.

George at Baha'i Views, has a nice little round up of Naw Ruz greetings from around the web.

Bilo at the Baha'i Faith in Egypt, keeps up his world class blogging with a cool link to a BBC story about the Baha'is struggle for religious freedom.

Barney at Barnabus Quotidianus asks the provocative question "Does God Believe In Human Rights?"

The ever prophetic Malik at The Struggle Within has some choice words for T-Shirt Revolutionaries.

Finally, my friend Phyllis Ring at ReligionAndSpirituality.com, adds her voice to the New Year's greetings and reflection.