LA RACE CONSULTATION SPACE INTENTION STATEMENT (Revision 3/18/21)
THIS IS THE NEW VERSION OF THE INTENTION STATEMENT:
Following all available guidance from the Bahá'í institutions, the LA Race Consultation Space is an individual initiative designed to deal with the issue of racial injustice and anti-blackness directly and forthrightly, and to educate, inspire and support efforts to advance the promise of the oneness of humanity by creating an environment within the Bahá’í Community that is genuine, warm, friendly and embracing of the “Pupil of the Eye” believers, thereby resulting in an increase in their numbers—which according to the guidance, is essential to bringing about world unity.
Bahá’u’lláh designates people of African descent as the "Pupil of the Eye". This space is intended to center the “Pupil of the Eye,” (POTE) resulting in our Bahá'í community having clearer vision moving forward.
This space is also for SOTE, “Sclera of the Eye” (a designation not given by Bahá’u’lláh), for those not of African descent who are here to engage while maintaining a humble posture of learning, and to learn new ways of supporting the POTE.
We are confident in the words of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá that, “When a gathering of these two races is brought about that assemblage will become the magnet of the Concourse on high and the confirmation of the Blessed Beauty will surround it."
FOR AN INVITATION AND LINK:
Here is the email address to post on the website for new participants.