In January, the Baha’i Information Center in Webster Groves hosted an event for World Religion Day, during which Dr. Ramon Jones offered keynote. The event marked an annual one for persons of the Baha’i faith, who created World Religion Day and offer this event in St. Louis as part of a worldwide event to celebrate the many religions of the world, in events open to the public.
From his remarks:
In as much as we may avoid the clarion call for uniformity, we should be reminded of that sacred text that’s within all of us. We have all been given something that wasn’t read but revealed that wasn’t explained but enlightened. Society has improved in many areas, because they listened to the inner soul, however, this is not enough. Society still faces its biggest challenge. This challenge, whether or not we can get along without judging each other by the color of skin or by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King dreamt of a society in harmony with each other is possible, but it will take more time. It will probably take a few more generations of children to adapt to working with people that are different in appearances, but not different any other way. Prejudice will end when everyone realizes that we were all created equal. From the words of Dr. M.L.K., “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love”(Romans 12:10).