Monday, February 28, 2011

On What Does the Orange Revolution Say About the Jasmine Revolution? Democracy alone doesn't change hearts

A few months back Debbie and her husband Tom visited Egypt as part of an Eastern Mediterranean cruise. Here are her thoughts yesterday at an Ayyam-i-Ha party on seeing Alexandria and Cairo.
These are incredible times for Middle Eastern countries, very much in keeping with the expectations that come from a reading of Shoghi Effendi and the other Central Figures of the Baha'i Faith. For many this is a time of great optimism on the one hand and fear on the other.
On the ride in to work today I listened to National Public Radio in which there was mention of the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine 5 years afterwards. A malaise is back. What does that say? Politics alone -- democracy even -- doesn't of itself change hearts. What does change hearts is spiritual transformation that can only come from religion And not just any religion is up to the task in today's world. Baha'is would argue, it is the Faith of Baha'u'llah that addresses current conditions. -gw

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