“A landmark agreement on ensuring global food security is likely to emerge from the G8 summit… The agreement would reflect an intertwining between soaring food prices, climate change, and surging energy costs, conference sources say.”
Does this sort of action foreshadow a coming organic unity of human kind?
Does even the effort being made, whether the agreement leads to betterment of the problems or not, show the utter necessity of a global focus on unity?
Here are today’s quotes:
“The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 19
“…by ‘Oneness of Mankind’ is meant an organized unification, not mere brotherhood. It is not a humanitarian principle, it does not imply a theoretical abstract conception, but a promise that the world is going to be unified politically, socially, economically and religiously.”
Shoghí Effendí, Extracts from the USBN
“Conceived of as an end in itself, the national state has come to be a denial of the oneness of mankind, the source of general disruption opposed to the true interests of its people. From the depths of man’s divine endowment stirs response to the affirmation of oneness which gives this age its central impetus and direction. Society is undergoing transformation, to effect a new order based on the wholeness of human relationships.”
Bahá’í International Community, 1947 Feb, A Bahá’í Declaration of Human Obligations and Rights