Baha'i News -- Iranian Letters


May 7, 2001

* Unity in diversity

In Bozorgmehr's article "No solidarity", the author reaches the following conclusion regarding the Bahais: "The loss of ethnicity among Iranian Bahais is understandable in light of their religious doctrine of integration and assimilation."

Although the Bahai teachings promote global community and fellowship, they by no means dictate the loss of Persian ethnic identity or the promotion of uniformity; in fact their "religious doctrine: teaches the principle of "unity in diversity".

-- Baha'u'llah's words addressing all humanity, illustrate this principle: "Ye are all the fruits of one tree and the flowers of one garden."

-- "Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self "

Faryar Mansuri

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