Understanding interracial unity in the American university

‘Abdu'l-Bahá called on universities and colleges to eliminate ignorance and social evils, instill morality by teaching altruism through divine virtues, and teach the oneness of humanity (Star of the West). And although the American university has undergone profound change since its inception—i.e., from being white and elite to a more multicultural and democratic-serving community—how do we envision ‘Abdu'l-Bahá’s call for interracial unity via the spiritual development of students? I explore methodological inquiries concerning the realization of spiritual education.

  • Timothy Levonyan Radloff

    I am a sociologist at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) where I teach cultural diversity and introductory sociology courses, as well as serve on ESU's Diversity Dialogue Project (DDP) and Diversity & Inclusion committees. I assist in training undergraduate students to become DDP facilitators who conduct small group discussions about social justice and diversity issues.


45th Annual Conference

In the Footsteps of ʻAbdu’l-Bahá: Contributing to the Discourses of Our Time


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