Istijlál, 01 ‘Izzat (Might), 179 B.E
Morning skies just after sunrise:
Such a beautiful time, especially now with slightly cooler weather and definitely shorter days.
Copied information about Global Solidarity Conversations from the International Environment Forum (IEF) website to GAVNet News in order to present the material in an easier to access format. Next, I will post a series of blog posts to IEF about how to use the information to prompt conversations that matter about the nine Global Solidarity Accounting “accounts”.
Setup each of the nine accounts as project “members” of the GAVNet TimeBank. Now, whoever chooses to document time spent in support of conversations or related activities to a particular account can quickly do so. This will enable us to get a sense of the value flow associated with each account — how much activity does it get, in general, and how deep and diverse is the range of human capacity associated with it. This could help in communication design so it’s more attractive and in successfully tapping resources. Next is modification of the GAVNet TimeBank home page to reflect these changes.
Religion must be the mainspring and source of love in the world, for religion is the revelation of the will of God, the divine fundamental of which is love. Therefore, if religion should prove to be the cause of enmity and hatred instead of love, its absence is preferable to its existence.
Religion must reconcile and be in harmony with science and reason. If the religious beliefs of mankind are contrary to science and opposed to reason, they are none other than superstitions and without divine authority, for the Lord God has endowed man with the faculty of reason in order that through its exercise he may arrive at the verities of existence. Reason is the discoverer of the realities of things, and that which conflicts with its conclusions is the product of human fancy and imagination. 1
- ʻAbduʼl-Bahá. The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Talks Delivered by ʻAbduʼl-Bahá during His Visit to the United States and Canada in 1912. Edited by Howard MacNutt. 2nd ed. Wilmette, Ill: Baháʼí Publishing Trust, 1982, 315-316. https://www.bahai.org/library/authoritative-texts/abdul-baha/promulgation-universal-peace/22#356279711 [return]