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International Law and Peace between the Nations: The Contribution of the Baha’i Faith

Danesh Sarooshi

in Law and Religion: Current Legal Issues 2001 Volume 4

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246601
eISBN:
9780191697616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246601.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The attainment of peace between nations is a long-cherished ideal. The Baha'i Scriptures contain much guidance on the principles that humanity must implement to reach and maintain a lasting peace. ... More


Minority Identities in the Middle East: Religious Minorities

Joshua Castellino and Kathleen A. Cavanaugh

in Minority Rights in the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679492
eISBN:
9780191758539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679492.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

In this chapter there are two primary categories to emerge with regard to the classification of minorities in the Middle East. The first comprises religious minorities, both early religious groups ... More


Minority Rights in Iraq

Joshua Castellino and Kathleen A. Cavanaugh

in Minority Rights in the Middle East

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679492
eISBN:
9780191758539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679492.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter seeks to examine and analyse the history and legislative provisions to protect minorities in Iraq. It situates Iraq’s minority communities (Kurds, Kaka’i, Shabak, Yezidi, Marsh Arabs, ... More


Fighting Words: Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts

John Renard (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520258310
eISBN:
9780520954083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258310.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

One of the critical issues in interreligious relations today is the connection, both actual and perceived, between sacred texts and the justification of violent acts as divinely mandated. ... More


No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Louis Venters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061078
eISBN:
9780813051352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061078.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

No Jim Crow Church recounts the unlikely emergence of a cohesive interracial fellowship in South Carolina, uncovering the origins of what is today the state’s largest religious minority. In the midst ... More


Introduction

Louis Venters

in No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061078
eISBN:
9780813051352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061078.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction situates the South Carolina Bahá’í movement within the context of U.S. history and the historiography of American race relations. It begins with W.E.B. Du Bois’s assessment of the ... More


First Contacts, 1898–1916

Louis Venters

in No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061078
eISBN:
9780813051352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061078.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 examines the birth of a racially integrated local Bahá’í community in Washington, D.C., at the turn of the twentieth century—likely the oldest extant fully and explicitly interracial local ... More


The Divine Plan, the Great War, and Progressive-Era Racial Politics, 1914–1921

Louis Venters

in No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061078
eISBN:
9780813051352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061078.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the years surrounding World War I, Bahá’í teachers throughout the U.S. sensed a heightened receptivity to their message. Inspired by a fresh mandate for teaching from ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the ... More


Building a Bahá’í Community in Augusta and North Augusta, 1911–1939

Louis Venters

in No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061078
eISBN:
9780813051352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061078.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 provides an in-depth look at the first local Bahá’í community in South Carolina, in the Augusta-North Augusta metropolitan area on the Georgia border. The founding mother of the community ... More


The Great Depression, the Second World War, and the First Seven Year Plan, 1935–1945

Louis Venters

in No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061078
eISBN:
9780813051352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061078.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the mid-1930s, Shoghi Effendi launched the U.S. Bahá’ís on the first of a series of growth campaigns, with both domestic and international goals. Within the U.S., the bulk of the work was ... More


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