How Should Bahá’ís Talk about Climate Change?

Submitted by admin on 3. August 2017 - 23:30

For Baha'is among our members who are interested in discussing climate change without becoming involved in partisan political disputes, IEF member Christine Muller has just published an article for the Wilmette Institute newsletter on "How Should Bahá’ís Talk about Climate Change? Applying Recent Institutional Guidance". The link to the article is

The Systems Science of Disintegration and Integration

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 22. May 2017 - 16:30

The Systems Science of Disintegration and Integration

Arthur Lyon Dahl
International Environment Forum
Geneva, Switzerland

Paper presented at
The Justice Conference 2017
From Disintegration to Integration: Navigating the Forces of Our Time
de Poort, The Netherlands, 14-17 April 2017
also the International Environment Forum 21st International Conference

Online Interfaith Course on Climate Change

Submitted by admin on 28. March 2017 - 23:30

The Wilmette Institute will again be offering an 8 week online course on Climate Change starting 15 April 2017. This is the seventh repeat of the course developed by IEF member Christine Muller (Rhode Island, USA), with Arthur Dahl (Geneva, Switzerland) and Laurent Mesbah (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina) as supporting faculty.

Social Conditions and Economics

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 13. March 2017 - 15:01

Social Conditions and Economics

A summary and commentary by Arthur Lyon Dahl
on the Message of 1 March 2017 from the Universal House of Justice

A significant new message from the international governing body of the Bahá’í Faith, the Universal House of Justice, dated 1 March 2017, contains many perspectives relevant to the work of the International Environment Forum. The following summary and commentary extract some points that are of general relevance, apart from sections addressed specifically to the Baha’is of the world.

Environmental fasting

Submitted by Charles on 7. March 2017 - 13:25

From 1-19 March is the 19 day period of fasting for the Baha'i community during which we avoid eating and drinking etc. between sunrise and sunset.  The mild discomfort this produces can be thought of as a little companion running alongside you through the day as a reminder to attend to spiritual attitudes and habits and to make the appropriate adjustments (you can't manage what you don't measure).

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