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Maria Jimena Vargas

Maria Jimena is an explorer of the world. She has lived in Mexico and India and currently resides in Sunrise, South Florida where she met a Baha’i community. She described it as the best kept secret of the world. She loves writing poetry and interacting with different cultures and is passionate about nature and outdoor activities, especially running, hiking and kayaking. Her enthusiasm to be a global citizen permits her to be always ready to embark on the next adventure.

The Power of the Oneness of Humankind

Photo: Courtesy of the Baha'i International Community

I was raised in a humble, Catholic and loudly middle-class family in Colombia but walking through the Champs-Elysees in Paris during my last trip to Europe kindled within me a powerful sense of belonging to the world. Now, more than ever, I carry with me a message of oneness and openness and I truly believe we are holders of a global citizenship although we still need to carry national passports. As I looked around me at the Champs-Elysees I saw people from all walks of life, from all different corners of the world, but I knew we are all part of a global tribe.  Continue reading