Faith, Protest, and Progress
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Austin, E. “Faith, Protest, and Progress”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, Mar. 2021, pp. 8-12, doi:10.31581/jbs-8.2.1(1998).


Ninth Hasan M. Balyuzi Memorial Lecture

Spirituality or faith requires individuals to embody the principles and values that promote the positive development of human beings and human society. Confronted with aspects of human society that are inconsistent with those principles, individuals may be faced with the necessity of protest. Protest does not have to mean violence, but rather the courage to reject the false and unjust. Such protest based on faith can have a transforming effecton both the individual and society. In this essay, examples from the experience of African Americans are used to demonstrate the transforming effect on society of individual corageous acts.
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Copyright © 1988 H. Elsie Austin