Friday, August 17, 2007

On Maintaining Human Diversity: Being Both Baha'i and Traditional
Sara and Greg are back from Indonesia and have posted again. I was reading a previous post of Sara's and continue to find remarkable the incredible detail of her description of visiting Baha'i communities in Mentawai, Sumatra, Indonesia. -gw

The father of the man we stayed with is a Baha’I secray. The Muslims and Christians in the area forbid their members from practicing the old traditions and he was afraid the same was true for Baha’is. Fortunately, the Baha’I Faith encourages people to keep their own cultures alive as a necessary component of the diversity of the human race.

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