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The Bahai Faith, best-known for its liberal social teachin

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This article analyzes the dissolution of the Bahai local assembly of Los Angeles in 1986-1988 by the National Assembly. Official explanations for this move focused on lapses in morality and administrative discipline. But local interviewees, as well as some official pronouncements, suggest that the conflict had two roots: The globalization of the community and resultant ethnic conflict among whites, African-Americans and newly immigrant Iranians; and national/local conflicts over power and money. The article concludes that low-information elections, the unaccountability of elected officials, censorship, and difficulties in acknowledging social conflict, make for such episodes in the Bahai religion.

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All professional historians in the field of Babi-Baha'i

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 Compiled by Eric Stetson.

(Unknown descendants in red.  People whose contact information I have in blue.)

 

 

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In his Most Holy Book, which he completed in `Akka around 1873, Baha'u'llah ordained the establishment of houses of justice (sing. Ar.

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Bad reviews, like death and taxes, come to us all. But whereas we can hire undertakers to box up our mortal remains and accountants to plead with the faceless minions at Cumbernauld, it falls to ourselves to respond to the bad reviews.

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I know you are reading this and telling yourself that Baha’ullah had 3 wives because when he got married he was a Muslim, and Muslims can have 4 wives! But this is wrong!

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Baha’u’llah has repeatedly warned the Baha’i not to indulge in politics:

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“The animal cannot become aware of the fact that the earth is revolving and the sun stationary. Only processes of reasoning can come to this conclusion. The outward eye sees the sun as revolving. It mistakes the stars and the planets as moving about the earth.

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“The black man must be grateful to the white man”-Abdul Baha

 

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