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The Architectonics of Global Unity: Bahá'í Peace Principles

Baha'is are often associated with our teachings on world peace. These teachings have a fundamentally spritual motivation (we are all children of one God) and a fundamentally practical approach (such as ending war by enacting settled borders and a system of arbitration and enforcement to outlaw war). This is a system of world governance, but unlike the various fascistic movements, a system build on decentralization of political power rather than centralization and based on limitation of government power to the sphere of Justice rather than the unlimited, unrbidled power of the state which has wreaked so much havoc in the 20th century. This unique combination of international order and decentralizing governance to the local level is absolutely unique to the Baha'i vision. Although it includes a vision of global order, yet it also includes a federalist model of such decentralization as to make Thomas Jefferson blush.

What Are the Foundations of Bahá'í Peace Teachings?

How Does the Bahá'í Faith Address World Governance?

What Role Do Settled Borders Play in Bahá'í Peace Ideals?

Can Bahá'í Principles of Peace Coexist with National Sovereignty?

What Is the Bahá'í Approach to Ending War?

How Do Bahá'í Teachings Suggest We Achieve Collective Security?

Does Bahá'í Peace Philosophy Advocate for an International Police Force?

How Is True Peace Attainable According to Bahá'í Beliefs?

The Constitution of the Universal House of Justice
Bahá’í Faith

The Constitution of the Universal House of Justice

Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age
Bahá’í Faith

Reflections on the First Century of the Formative Age