Wednesday, December 26, 2007

On Ending the Disparity between Rich and Poor: A Love for Humanity

Ending the disparity between rich and poor is a goal towards which Baha'is are committed. -gw

For Alice Thomas, there was no contradiction between the apparent glamour and luxury of fashion shows and the grim penury of the lives of the women and children which she tried so hard to change. She believed in a better life, not for some but for all and devoted her energy among the richer class to the benefit of the poorer. It was this same interplay that led her from narrow Guyanese patriotism to the broader love of humanity by being a citizen of Africa, the Americas and the Caribbean. It also led her away from the ritualism of Anglicanism to what she saw as the universalism of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'i community, which she served as Secretary.

{Photo: "Guyanese Flag Flying," uploaded on March 28, 2006 by rustinpc on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.0 Generic}

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