Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogwarriors: Race Unity Day Is On the Way Edition

Photograph of 'Abdu'l-Baha

"Consider the flowers of a garden: though differing in kind, colour, form and shape, yet, inasmuch as they are refreshed by the waters of one spring, revived by the breath of one wind, invigorated by the rays of one sun, this diversity increaseth their charm, and addeth unto their beauty. Thus when that unifying force, the penetrating influence of the Word of God, taketh effect, the difference of customs, manners, habits, ideas, opinions and dispositions embellisheth the world of humanity."

(Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha, p. 291)

Tomorrow Baha'is all over the U.S.A will be commemorating Race Unity Day, promoting the reality of the oneness of humanity in ways great and small. In Boston, a city blessed by three visits from 'Abdu'l-Baha, we will be having a picnic in a park right near one of the places where he spoke during his historic visit to North America in 1912. As I contemplate getting my act together and mowing my lawn before it rains, I'll offer some of my favorite Baha'i blogging from this past week including some new folks who deserve your enthusiastic support:

The Neocrats wax prophetic about The Most Great Justice

Povo De Baha informs us of a lovely compliment given to the Baha'i Faith in the Guardian

Poetry of Peace as a post on the amazing Spoken Word artist and Slam Poetry champ Anis Mojgani who I've been fortunate enough to meet in person

Plausible Deniability recently shared the Good News with the Bishop of Oxford

Phyllis Ring does it again with a piece on commitment to race unity even at gunpoint

Poor Love from Leila is having nightmares about Israel

Los Angelista responds to interview questions from another blogger

Is Something Bothering You?, reminds us that money ain't everything

Doberman Pizza is trying to get organized

Seven Candles, meditates on the G-8 summit (where do they get names like "G-8" anyway?)

Baha'i Faith in Egypt has video of a trailer for a new documentary film about the struggle of the Baha'is in that land

German blog Baha'i Einblicke has a little something that mentions the Baha'i martyr Mona
it is translated into English but poorly so read it with your heart rather than your head

Yeah, So and Anyway talks about trying to host an event for Race Unity Day

Coming Soon On Baha'i Thought: No Less Noble, Behavioral Health and the Soul

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