Section 4-2

Religion and Civilization

4.1

millions of their fellow believers.

No other force in existence has been able to elicit from people comparable qualities of heroism, self-sacrifice and self-discipline.

At the social level, the resulting moral principles have repeatedly translated themselves into universal codes of law, regulating and elevating human relationships.

Viewed in perspective, the major religions emerge as the primary driving forces of the civilizing process.

To argue otherwise is surely to ignore the evidence of history.

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One Common Faith

Prepared in 2005 under the supervision of the Universal House of Justice, this commentary reviews relevant passages from both the writings of Bahá’u’lláh and the scriptures of other faiths against the background of the contemporary religious crisis. (source: link)