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Bryan Donaldson
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Hotels, Ruhi, and an Inherently Implausible Goal
I'm paid to care about you. Baha'is and hotels are running into similar problems The century leading up to 1960 was an era of grand hotels. Palace-like, they catered to the rich and provided a unique, personal experience because they were mostly independent...

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Predictions for Britain and the European Union
Less than a week ago the United Kingdom voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union. This was the most significant change in the EU's status since its expansion into eastern Europe in 2004. As one of the three big economies in the EU, Britain's lea...

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Health Care Reform
I wrote this originally in September, 2009, as death panels were being debated. -------------------------------------------------------------- This week I listened to three members of the Oregon Health Authority talk about past and present reforms to Oregon...

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The Eradication of Racism in America
In response to "the critical nature" and "historic opportunity" presented by this "pivotal juncture in our nation's history", the National Spiritual Assembly wrote to the American Baha'i community on February 25, 2017 to reinforce the principle of the onene...

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Black History and Affirmative Action
"Unlike the nations
and peoples of the earth, be they of the East or of the West, democratic or
authoritarian, communist or capitalist, whether belonging to the Old World or
the New, who either ignore, trample upon, or extirpate, the racial, religious,
or p...

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Black People
I'm a fairly rich white guy living in a poor, mostly black neighborhood. I moved in almost four years ago to join ongoing efforts to grow and sustain Baha'i core activities, which have been moving along successfully. But this is not about children's classes...

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President Trump
In the summer of 2013 the Universal House of Justice initiated youth conferences around the world. My wife was just below the age cutoff at the time, and I was bringing several youth from my neighborhood, so we went to Tacoma, Washington and stayed several ...

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New Book on Evolution
Six years ago I started writing a post for this blog to address the topic of evolution from the Baha'i Writings, a sticky topic for sure. It didn't take long for my blog post to turn into 14 pages, and I realized I had a problem. When it hit 100 pages and I...

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6 Reforms to Save American Democracy
The majority of voters in this year's US presidential election said that they were inspired to vote against the opponent, rather than for their candidate. On the sidelines sits the most dysfunctional Congress that any living person has ever known (Americans...

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Predictions for the European Union
Less than a week ago the United Kingdom voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union. This was the most significant change in the EU's status since its expansion into eastern Europe in 2004. As one of the three big economies in the EU, Britain's lea...
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