- Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset for 19 days. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.
The Baha’is of the United States have generously published this informative, engaging and thoughtful panel discussion from the 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions Conference that was held in August 2023 in Chicago (USA).
Panelists Nwandi Lawson, Joy DeGruy, Derik Smith, and Nanabah Foguth, explore how particular identity categories can be located within a broader understanding of the human family. They examine contemporary notions of global citizenship and consider how recognition of our common humanity can be translated into adjustments to social structures, governing institutions, and relationships between individuals and communities.
More videos and talks shared by the Baha’is of the United States can be found on their YouTube channel.
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