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Ideas, Religion, and Social Change: The Baha'i International Community and the United Nations

Rethinking Religion and Politics in a Plural World explores the emergence and operation of a new conceptual framework that shapes the Bahá’í community's engagement in politics. Spanning the period from 1945 to 2020, the book explores how a particular view of history, the oneness of humanity, and the Administrative Order give rise to new approaches to social change in the international arena. The experience of the Bahá’í International Community, as it navigates various challenges and opportunities throughout its 75-year history with the United Nations, challenges prevailing assumptions about religion, politics, and contributes a fresh account of the role of religion in the modern world.

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