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Here's a re- to welcome all the new people! I usually toot at @dragfyre@mastodon.sandwich.net. I'm a and use this account mainly to talk about the Bahá'í Faith, , , , moral and character , and , to humanity, and things like that. Looking for positive interactions & learning from others.

Other stuff:
- God is one
- humanity is one
- religion is one
- drama sux
- politics sux
- adversarial debate sux
- keep it SFW kthx

RT @bahaibic: For : a quick look back at our publication "One Planet, One Habitation", and @alopezclaros's contribution at Stockholm+50 in June: “We have a flawed institutional framework for cooperation, to address a problem which does not recognize international borders."

RT @bahaibic: Root causes of the peace & security and climate crises are interconnected, said BIC Representative @LNkunzimana: “lack of appreciation of humanity's shared identity, over reliance on competitive models, and … incomplete notions of progress.”

RT @bahai_teachings
With the utmost friendliness and in a spirit of perfect fellowship take ye counsel together, and dedicate the precious days of your lives to the betterment of the world. - Baha'u'llah

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Here's some of the most popular Bahá'í content for the 4th day of Kalimát, 179 B.E. For your reading pleasure...

news.bahai.org/story/1606
“Senseless cruelty”: Fresh wave of arrests and raids across Iran as...

bic.org/news/iranian-authoriti
Iranian authorities separate Baha’i parents from their children with...

twitter.com/BahaiNews/status/1
The Iranian government issues appalling statement of hate propaganda...

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bahai.fyi/discover/

RT @bahai_teachings - This is one globe, one land, one country. God did not divide it into national boundaries. He created all the continents without national divisions. Why should we make such division ourselves?


(The Promulgation of Universal Peace)

A few people have been pointing out that today marks the Martyrdom of the Báb, a Bahá'í holy day, as well as Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Abraham's sacrifice), a Muslim holy day. Not only are both occasions very significant, but they both have to do with sacrifice.

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Really nice holy day gathering today, commemorating the Martyrdom of the Báb.

Attending a conference on Building Prosperous Communities, sponsored by the local community.

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King Philip of Spain: God saved my son from a near-fatal head injury, so I have commissioned a watch maker to create a monk automata to pray for me

A Random Google Engineer: omg, it can pray, it's sentient

RT @bahai_teachings - One must see in every human being only that which is worthy of praise. When this is done, one can be a friend to the whole human race. If, however, we look at people from the standpoint of their faults, then being a friend to them is a formidable task. -

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How can someone who is born into a world that hates and fears them supposed to discover inner peace? Grace? Kindness? How do people whose whole existence is constantly under attack not turn into monsters but instead become conduits for love?

RT @bahai_teachings - “Am I a Baha’i?” a friend asked me the other day. He’s been studying the Baha’i teachings for a while now, seems to believe them, and has begun to feel their impact on his mind and soul.


bahaiteachings.org/am-i-a-baha

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Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship. #inspiration #quotes #bahai

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I've been trying to use this account to follow people who are interested in chatting about religious and topics, and so far it's going slowly but surely. It's pretty obvious that religion's not a very popular topic on fedi; when it is discussed, it often revolves around tribalistic views of religion as cultural affiliation group and/or ideological combat platoon.

What if could evolve beyond the tribe, to encompass the sublime reality of a world-embracing human family?

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The world is at present in an exceedingly dark condition spiritually; hatred and prejudice, of every sort, are literally tearing it to pieces. We, on the other hand, are the custodians of the opposite forces, the forces of love, of unity, of peace and integration, and we must constantly be on our guard... lest through us these destructive, negative forces enter into our midst. #inspiration #quotes #bahai

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, son of the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, revealed several prayers for the United States of , asking God to render it spiritually glorious and to enable it to "upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity".

bahaiprayers.org/america.htm

RT @bahai_teachings - From the evening of May 23 to the evening of May 24 Baha’is across the globe will celebrate the Declaration of the Bab, the forerunner of Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha’i Faith.

Happy Declaration of the Bab!

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