• Climate Change and Food Security: The 2014 Bahá'í Chair for World Peace Second Spring Symposium.

  • Save the date for the 2014 Bahá'í Chair for World Peace Annual Lecture!

  • If global peace is to be achieved in the twenty-first century, then virulent nationalistic beliefs—as opposed to legitimate
    patriotic sentiments—need to be supplanted by a broader devotion to all humankind.

  • Global peace will only become a meaningful possibility when gender equality is achieved. The parity of women and men, of girls
    and boys, in all walks of life will bring about the ethical and cognitive prerequisites to peace-building.

  • The twin scourges of racism and prejudice fundamentally undermine prospects for a more peaceful world by denying
    opportunities to their victims, debasing their enablers, and impeding mutually beneficial cooperation among diverse individuals
    and communities at the local, national, and international levels.

  • Over the course of history, disagreements over matters of faith and religious practice have repeatedly provoked or helped sustain
    violent conflict. In the twenty-first century, this pattern must be broken through a sustained process of intra- and inter-faith
    dialogue and peacemaking.

  • The University of Maryland, College Park.

  • In the twentieth century, the principle that everyone enjoys the right to a basic education helped transform national societies.
    Today, as a step toward to the creation of a peaceful global society, the idea of world citizenship should be taught at all levels
    of education.

  • Ingrained habits of gender bias undermine human progress by denying equal opportunity to half of the human community.
    Furthermore, discrimination against women and girls warps society’s progress by inculcating negative tendencies and
    behaviors among men that are expressed on all levels, from family life up to and including the highest levels of world politics.

The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland is an endowed academic program that advances interdisciplinary examination and discourse on global peace. While drawing certain initial insights from religion, the program aims to develop a sound scientific basis for knowledge and strategies that lead to the creation of a better world.

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