In this collection of essays--previously published in a variety of academic journals, including the prestigious Journal of Law and Religion--Danesh invites the reader into an exploration of largely unchartered waters.
Author: Roshan Danesh
Roshan Danesh has devoted his career to the study of law and religion with a particular focus on the Baha'i Faith and its central legal text, the Kitab-i-Aqdas. In this collection of essays--previously published in a variety of academic journals, including the prestigious Journal of Law and Religion--Danesh invites the reader into an exploration of largely unchartered waters. As he states in the introduction to this collection, "understanding Baha'i law challenges us to question, and ultimately abandon, our taken-for-granted ways of thinking, talking about, and using law." Organized around four distinct areas--Baha'u'llah's conception of law itself, the constitutional dimensions of the Baha'i Faith, Baha'u'llah's theory of social change and the role of law in social change, and existing scholarship and discourse concerning Baha'i law--the essays collected here are expansive and illuminating, and they provide an invaluable contribution to discourse on the subject.
For example, Bahá'í law designates marriage as a monogamous relationship
between a man and woman, and Bahá'í law ensures that this relationship is
freely chosen. There are no arranged marriages, and both parties must have
Author: Harold Coward
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
When the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was unanimously approved by the UN General Assembly on November 20, 1989, it was widely heralded as a landmark in children’s advocacy, and provided a useful framework for developing programs and advocating for children’s well-being. However, many children’s programs are still designed with little thought to religious or cultural diversity, even though the importance of culture was highlighted at the convention. Religious Dimensions of Child and Family Life examines the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child from the perspectives of eight of the world’s most-practised religions—Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, North American Native spiritual belief, Judaism, popular Chinese religious practice and Bahá’í. The authors of each article pay special attention to religious moral codes of conduct governing parental behaviour, child-rearing norms and the role of children in spiritual practice. They pinpoint where positive support is provided, but also where the religions criticize or disagree with the ideas of the Convention. When considered in relation to the UN Convention, these ideas provoke a lively discussion.
Author: Charles Lerche
Category: Bahai Faith
224 Reflections on Modern Islam Dimensions of Revived Islam 226 235 The
Ritual Dimension 183 The Experiential Dimension 184 ... 189 The Dimensions of
Sufism 192 The Development of Islamic Law Muslim Daily Life and the Law 195
Further Aspects of Islamic Law ... and the Backlash against Modernization Baha '
i : A New Religion from within Islam 222 The Dimensions of Baha ' i 223 Islam
Author: Ninian Smart
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This book details the ancient roots and formations of Asian religions. The book examines the way these religions responded and adapted to modern times, particularly the colonial experience.
Bahais cosmic alchemy in spiritualism . Similarly , Muslim - Hindus and Hindu -
Muslims and Krishnacultists , Ahamadiyas and Western Vendantins , white Sikhs
and Western Vaishnavites , yogis and mystics , are being hatched in numbers ...
Author: V. R. Krishna Iyer
The Baha'i International Community and the United Nations Julia Berger ...
Dimensions of Bahá'í Law. ... BYU Law. Accessed March 6, 2020. http://
digitalcommons.law.byu.edu/lawreview/vol2002/iss2/2 Deneulin, Séverine, and
Carole Rakodi ...
Author: Julia Berger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In this book, Julia Berger examines internal meaning-making structures and processes driving NGO behavior, identifying constructs from within a religious tradition that forge new ways of pursuing social change. She evaluates the operation of a distinct rationality, arguing that action is guided not simply by beliefs and values, but also by a combination of elements so intrinsic as to constitute an “organizational DNA.” These hidden structures and rationalities manifest themselves in new modes of engagement and agency; they help us to see the pivotal role of religion in shaping notions of peace, progress, and modernity. To demonstrate the operation and salience of such a rationality, Berger draws on the example of the worldwide Baha'i community. Emerging in 19th century Iran, the community's theological engagement with questions of justice, the unity of humankind, and the emerging global order, constitute one of the most distinct and compelling, yet least-researched examples of religious engagement with the pressing questions of our time. Analyzing events spanning a 75-year period from 1945-2020, this book provides a unique historical and contemporary perspective on the evolving role of religion and civil society in the modern world.
This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of the contribution of the United Nations to the human rights situation of the Bahá ís in Iran.
Author: Nazila Ghanea-Hercock
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of the contribution of the United Nations to the human rights situation of the Bahá ís in Iran. It does this by examining the theoretical, legal, institutional and political dimensions of this issue in detail. The situation of the Bahá í community in Iran between 1979 and 2002 provides a particularly good test case for the international community due to its clarity. By giving attention to a singular case within a discrete time frame, this book is able to effectively examine the impact of UN human rights protection. Attention is given in this study to the clash between religion and human rights, the protection of freedom of religion or belief in international law, the workings of UN human rights charter-based and treaty bodies and their various mechanisms, and recommendations for the resolution of the Bahá í human rights situation in Iran.
... to address questions about the legal , moral , operational , and political
dimensions of humanitarian intervention . ... clashes between religious and civil
law ; impact of religion in international policy forums ( i.e. International
Conference on ...
Category: Bahai Faith
Thus the idea of natural law has 'the eternal honour' of having 'ushered in the true
Golden Age of European legal culture'.72 4. A New Dimension in Ethical Thought
Bahá'u'lláh's theological universalism,73 his new paradigm74 of divine ...
Author: Udo Schaefer
Publisher: Udo Schaefer
There is a fundamental discrepancy between man as he is and man as he could be, if only he recognized his true being and purpose. Ethics is the discipline by which man can understand how he can pass from the first condition to the second. Udo Schaefer's Baha'i Ethics in Light of Scripture is an attempt to analyse the underlying structures and detect the interior architecture of the Baha'i moral system and is a step towards developing a Baha'i moral theology. Doctrinal Fundamentals, the first of two volumes, provides a historical overview of the Baha'i Faith, a systematic survey of it doctrines and an overview of the origin and derivation of moral values. It considers the metaphysical nature of human beings and human responsibilities, looks at reason and conscience, and explores liberty and its limits. Schaefer's second volume deals with concrete values - the virtues, divine commandments and principles of social ethics from a Baha'i perspective.
that were combinations of two or more of these dimensions. Other Baha'is just
echoed basic Baha'i doctrines, first and foremost to believe in Baha'u'llah and to
follow the Baha'i laws. Such answers could not be classified meaningfully ...
Author: Margit Warburg
This general monograph on the Baha’is and their religion places new emphasis on the sociology of contemporary Baha’i, including a thorough case study of a European Baha’i community and of the life at the Baha’i World Centre.
FARIDA VAHEDI Director , Bahài Office for the Advancement of Women , New
Delhi he Bahài faith is a world religion that began in ... He also gives us new
social laws and principles , so that religion does not become just a source of
Author: Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan
Category: Food supply
Papers presented at a symposium held at and organized by M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Madras, India in 2002.
THE POLITICAL DIMENSIONS OF BAHÁ'Í LAW First , because law is applied by
human beings , it inevitably has a political dimension . It can be applied with “ tact
and prudence , ” or it can presumably be applied in an inappropriate manner .
Category: Bahai Faith
Most liberal political philosophers would regard laws , and their prompt , certain
and transparent enforcement , to be essential to a ... MacEoin continues : ... it is
important to remember that there is yet another dimension to the Baha'i mission .
Author: Sen McGlinn
Publisher: Kalimat Press
"This is a political theology for the Baha'i Faith, but it is also a philosophy for living in our globalized, post-modern society. The author investigates the Baha'i teachings concerning the separation of "Church" and State. Government, religion, commerce, art, education, and science are increasingly independent, have different social functions, relate differently to one another, and have different meanings for us today. This functional differentiation also drives the pluralism, relativism, and global scope of our post-modern society. In a society such as ours, in which religious ritual is the mirror of individual distinctiveness, not of collective identity, in which permanent pluralism means that no one religion can provide common norms and values, and in which the values of one sphere of life are not transferred to other spheres, religion must find a new role in society. The twentieth century has taught us that economic affairs cannot be governed by political ideologies, that science must be free of doctrine, that the dignity and autonomy of the individual must be respected, and that church and state must be separated. This is an exhaustive review of Baha'i literature on the subject, but the book also inquires into the scriptures of both Christianity and Islam to find that the separations of state from religion is a universal ideal."--Publisher's website.
A Preliminary Survey of the Baha'i - Community of Iran during the Nineteenth
Century ' , in Iran im 19. ... A Post - Qur'anic Religion between Apostasy and
Public Order : Egyptian Muftis and Courts on the Legal Status of the Baha'i Faith '
, Islamic Law and Society 10 , 3 ( 2003 ) : 409–34 . ... The Comparative
Author: Soli Shahvar
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
By the end of the nineteenth century it became evident to Iran's ruling Qajar elite that the state's contribution to the promotion of modern education in the country was unable to meet the growing expectations set by Iranian society. Muzaffar al-Din Shah sought to remedy this situation by permitting the entry of the private sector into the field of modern education and in 1899 the first Baha'i school was established in Tehran. By the 1930s there were dozens of Baha'i schools. Their high standards of education drew many non-Baha'i students, from all sections of society.Here Soli Shahvar assesses these 'forgotten schools' and investigates why they proved so popular not only with Baha'is, but Zoroastrians, Jews and especially Muslims. Shahvar explains why they were closed by the reformist Reza Shah in the late 1930s and the subsequent fragility of the Baha'is position in Iran.
professions , law , judiciary , and others . ... It is all right for you to be a Sunni ,
Shia , Wahabi , Bahai , Ahmadi , Druz , or what have you and even possess a
Muslim soul , so long as , to paraphrase Macaulay , you belong to a class of “
Author: Ausaf Ali
On the problems facing, with emphasis on national integration,industrialization, and economic development.
declared Bahá ductor steps onto the podium , the score is opened , the ullah.18
baton is raised and the symphony begins . ... which clearly show the scope and
purposes of the revelation of Bahá'u'lláh : Patriotism in a new dimension “ For
Bahá'u'llah ... Bahá after Him , has . . . clearly and specifically laid down a set
Bahá'u'lláh asked no one to accept his state of laws , established definite
Category: Language, Universal
Followers of Bahá ' u ' lláh in India , who were for - merly Moslems and Hindus
and of various other back - grounds , associate ... Baha ' i writings which clearly
show the scope and purposes of the revelation of Bahá ' u ' lláh : Patriotism in a
new dimension ... As to the animating purpose of the world - wide Law of Bahá ' u
' lláh . . . it calls for a wider loyalty . . . than any that has animated the human race .
Category: Language, Universal
Culture or the totality of arts , science of man ” himself . sciences , laws , manners
and institutions , is This new mental ... Man lives in a threeVoices were raised in
protest , and dimension world : he possesses the earth , a lonely poet cried out ...
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Baha'is The “ Untouchables ” Of Iran The forest pretendente e cilt on seront he
felfeet fice . ... a law - abiding , non - violent and non - political the Baha'is was
again initiated not only against individuals but Baha'i institutions as religious
minority in Iran , the ... the UN Human are being persecuted for their religious
beRights Commission noted last month to undertake a study of " the current
dimensions liefs .