Sunday, October 12, 2014

Warfare has ever been the ...

The divine religions were founded for the purpose of unifying humanity and It is the peace element in religion that blends mankind and makes for unity. Warfare has ever been the cause of separation, disunion and discord...
 Any movement which brings about peace and agreement in human society is truly a divine movement; any reform which causes people to come together under the shelter of the same tabernacle is surely animated by heavenly motives. At all times and in all ages of the world, religion has been a factor in cementing together the hearts of men and in uniting various and divergent creeds.
The central purpose of the divine religions is the establishment of peace and unity among mankind. Their reality is one; therefore, their accomplishment is one and universal—whether it be through the essential or material ordinances of God. There is but one light of the material sun, one ocean, one rain, one atmosphere. Similarly, in the spiritual world there is one divine reality forming the center and altruistic basis for peace and reconciliation among various and conflicting nations and peoples.

`Abdu'l-Bahá: The Promulgation of Universal Peace