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To the World’s Religious Leaders

To the World’s Religious Leaders

In 2005 The Universal House of Justice, the elected body charged with the administration of the Baha’i global community,  wrote in the introduction of the book “One Common Faith”: “At Riḍván 2002, we addressed an open letter to the world’s religious leaders. Our action arose out of awareness that the disease of sectarian hatreds, if not decisively checked, threatens harrowing consequences that will leave few areas of the world unaffected. The letter acknowledged with appreciation the achievements of the interfaith…

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Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Part 4 of a Review

Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Part 4 of a Review

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein September 12, 2015 This is the 4th in a series of blogs about Jerry Coyne’s new book Fact vs. Fiction: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. The last blog – Fact vs. Fiction: Part 3 of a Review – looked at role of faith and facts…

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Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Part 3 of a Review

Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Part 3 of a Review

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein August 30, 2015 This is the 3rd in a series of blogs about Jerry Coyne’s new book Fact vs. Fiction: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. The last blog – Fact vs. Fiction: Part 2 of a Review – worried about fundamentalism. Has Jerry Coyne, an…

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Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Part 2 of a Review

Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Part 2 of a Review

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein August 20, 2015 This is the second in a series of blogs about Jerry Coyne’s new book Fact vs. Fiction: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. The first of the blogs – Fact vs. Fiction: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible. Part 1 of a Review…

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Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Part 1 of a Review

Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Part 1 of a Review

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein August 11, 2015 New Atheism isn’t what it used to be. Once upon a time – about ten years ago – the new-Atheists, i.e., Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens, were seen as bold, provocative, argumentative, gleefully entertaining, and at the intellectual cutting…

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Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 6 – New Mexico Statehood

Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 6 – New Mexico Statehood

Religion and science are the two wings upon which man’s intelligence can soar into the heights, with which the human soul can progress. It is not possible to fly with one wing alone![ `Abdu’l-Bahá July 13, 2015 We’ve been looking at the history of New Mexico in light of Baha’i ideas about social and economic development and about science and religion. In 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state of the union. Only 330,000 people lived in the state, mainly…

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Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 5 – Mexican and Territorial New Mexico

Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 5 – Mexican and Territorial New Mexico

Religion and science are the two wings upon which man’s intelligence can soar into the heights, with which the human soul can progress. It is not possible to fly with one wing alone![ `Abdu’l-Bahá June 21, 2015 New Mexico is the name given to the American southwest by the Spanish adventurer Francisco de Ibarra in 1563. It derives from the Mexica people who dominated the Aztec empire. De Ibarra hoped that the land would be as productive of wealth as…

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Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 4 – Hispanic Social and Economic Development

Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 4 – Hispanic Social and Economic Development

Religion and science are the two wings upon which man’s intelligence can soar into the heights, with which the human soul can progress. It is not possible to fly with one wing alone![ `Abdu’l-Bahá June 7, 2015 In 1598, before English settlers arrived in Jamestown on the east coast of the United, Spanish settlers from Mexico and Spain colonized northern New Mexico. The story of the settlers, led by Juan de Oñate, the soldier and silver-baron from Zacatecas in Mexico…

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Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 3 – Pre-Hispanic Social and Economic Development

Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 3 – Pre-Hispanic Social and Economic Development

Religion and science are the two wings upon which man’s intelligence can soar into the heights, with which the human soul can progress. It is not possible to fly with one wing alone![ `Abdu’l-Bahá May 31, 2015 In my last two blogs on New Mexico, I briefly reviewed its history – and also Baha’i social and economic development  principles. The two blogs are here and here.  Here, I bring these two threads together. New Mexico, in unique ways, has it…

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San Felipe Corn Dance vs. the Atom Bomb – Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 2

San Felipe Corn Dance vs. the Atom Bomb – Science and Religion in New Mexico Part 2

Religion and science are the two wings upon which man’s intelligence can soar into the heights, with which the human soul can progress. It is not possible to fly with one wing alone![ `Abdu’l-Bahá May 17, 2015 Socorro, New Mexico – my hometown – is at the northern end of the great Chihuahuan desert. My daughter and I just spent two weeks there, visiting friends and family, hiking on high mountain peaks and at White Sand, feasting on New Mexican…

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