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One Common Faith

This course is not scheduled for 2021

Bahá’í History & Texts
Duration
7 weeks
Weekly Study
4-6 HOURS
Dates
Feb 27-Apr 15
Register By
March 3, 2020

One Common Faith analyzes the assertion that “the time has come when religious leadership must face honestly and without further evasion the implications of the truth that God is one and that . . . religion is likewise one.” In the document commissioned by the Universal House of Justice, we will look at the nature and results of the dominance of materialism in the modern world; the consequences of global integration; and the failure of the world’s past religious systems to deal with the crisis of modernity. We will also discuss what it says about the Bahá’í principles that make the Bahá’í approach effective: the impact of progressive revelation on understanding religious systems and their efforts to civilize humanity; and the power of unity in reforming civilization and the nature of the forces that oppose it. Finally, we will examine what the document explains about the efforts the Bahá’í community must make to become an effective agent of change and lead the world to one common faith. Our study of One Common Faith will provide a foundation for teaching, for interfaith dialogue, and for contributing to public discourse.

Meet Your Faculty
teacher
Barney Leith, OBE, BA
Associate, Faith in Society

I have been a Bahá’í since 1966 and have served on various institutions, including Local Spiritual Assemblies, the Auxiliary Board (for Protection), and the National Spiritual Assembly of the UK. In the early 1970s, I trained as a high school teacher of history and English and taught in state schools... See Faculty Bio

teacher
Dan Wheatley, MA
Adjunct Professor, London programs of Arcadia and Syracuse Universities

Dan Wheatley worked on global governance issues in British Parliament for five years and is currently employed by the Bahá’í community of the UK as Senior Diplomatic Officer. His work covers defence of Bahá’í communities facing persecution, and discourses in UK society. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at... See Faculty Bio

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