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.
The foundations lie in the spiritual belief that all humans are created by one God and thus are part of one global family. This unity is the heart of the Bahá'í vision for peace, where spiritual motivation seamlessly blends with practical measures for governance and conflict resolution.
Bahá'í teachings advocate for a decentralized system of world governance focused on justice, contrasted with power consolidation typical in fascist movements. It envisions a balanced global order that simultaneously supports local autonomy in accordance with federalist principles.
Settled borders are seen as vital to achieving world peace, providing stability and a framework for international relations. The Bahá'í teachings propose arbitration and enforcement mechanisms to maintain peace and prevent conflicts.
Yes, Bahá'í principles support national sovereignty within a federated global structure where justice prevails, and governance is limited to ensuring unity and peace while respecting the diversity and rights of nations.
The Bahá'í approach is to outlaw war through the establishment of a world parliament that enforces arbitration and dispute resolution, replacing the need for conflict with peaceful, legal avenues for resolving disagreements.
Collective security in the Bahá'í context is achieved by unity in diversity, where nations subscribe to a global federal system that handles justice and international relations, allowing localized governance to address distinct regional matters.
In theory, the Bahá'í teachings endorse the idea of an international policing authority as part of the machinery for peacekeeping, ensuring the safety and rights of all nations and individuals are upheld under the banner of justice.
True peace in Bahá'í belief is attainable through the amalgamation of spiritual transformation—where individuals recognize their innate oneness—and practical societal structures that embrace justice and the rule of law on a global scale.