Brian D. Lepard is Harold W. Conroy Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he teaches courses on international law, international human rights law, and comparative law, among other subjects. He worked for three years as a human rights specialist at the United Nations Office of the Bahá’í International Community in New York. Professor Lepard has written numerous books and articles on international law, comparative law, human rights, comparative religious law, Bahá’í law, and ethics, among other subjects. He is the author of two books published by Bahá’í Publishing, Hope for a Global Ethic: Shared Principles in Religious Scriptures, and In the Glory of the Father: The Bahá’í Faith and Christianity. He is currently working on an edited book entitled Transforming the Global Legal Order: Bahá’í Principles and Contemporary Social Issues. In 2016 he won an award for excellence from the University of Nebraska College of Law in part for his scholarship on “Baha’i principles and the law.” Additional information about him can be found at https://law.unl.edu/brian-d-lepard/.
Bahá’u’lláh’s Long Healing Prayer invites a meditation on God’s names which defines human capacity to recognize God, and the underlying significance of spiritual reality