Bahá’í Approaches to Depolarization

Polarization is one of the hallmark issues of our day, and it’s one which directly intersects the mission of Bahá’u’lláh. In this session, we explore findings from the scientific literature on how to effectively depolarize, demonstrating how such insights resonate with Bahá’í principles. Effective engagement here is not just about sharing relevant Bahá’í teachings, but also about bringing coherence in the manner of our engagement. We also explore how Bahá’í approaches transcend contemporary paradigms, promoting universal participation and unified action.

  • Duane Varan

    Dr. Duane Varan is CEO/Founder of MediaScience, an audience research firm counting all major US TV networks as clients. A former professor, he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Australian Prime Minister’s Award for University Teacher of the Year. He was recently ranked 7th worldwide in terms of top-tier peer-reviewed publications in his field. Dr. Varan is also the producer and host of the Society Builders podcast series.


48th Annual Conference

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