Tuesday, February 28
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (US)
1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls | Zoom Webinar
Humankind has long struggled with afflictions such as war, racism, and gender inequality. Today, despite progress, these scourges persist, and they disproportionately harm marginalized communities, preventing our human family from advancing dignity for all.
The Ansari Institute engages normative perspectives from the world’s many religious, spiritual, and secular traditions on these topics. On February 28, we welcome voices from the Baha’i tradition. Founded in the 19th century, this tradition teaches the essential worth of all religions and the unity of all people. The founder of the faith, Bahá’u’lláh, called for harmonious relations between the world’s religions and nations.
What can this tradition teach us today? How might it help us better understand the oneness of humanity? And how might we draw on its perspectives as we work toward a more just and equitable world?
In this panel discussion, hear insights from scholars who will address these questions.
Presented by the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame’s Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and Department of American Studies.
The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace
University of Maryland
Director, Wilmette Institute
Affiliated Faculty Member, Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion
June Manning Thomas
Centennial Professor Emerita of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Charles W. Powell
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Multifaith Engagement
Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion