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Documents published in dialogue magazine
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  1. Bahá'í Community and Health Promotion, The, by Robert Phillips, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). There is a strong connection between spiritual health and physical health, but this concept doesn't relate well to the contemporary technological hospital-based approach. [about]
  2. Bahá'í Community and Health Promotion, The: The Message and the Metaphor, by Robert Phillips, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). There may be a connection between spiritual development and physical health, which is not often recognized in contemporary medicine. Lifestyle changes which improve health can be promoted by religious principles. [about]
  3. Bahá'í Faith and Traditional Societies, The: Exploring Universes of Discourse, by Moojan Momen, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). How misunderstandings can arise between pioneers and the cultures they've moved to; traditional vs. modern ways of communication, and the dynamics of conversion. [about]
  4. Bahá'ís and the Great Peace March, by Steven Scholl and Robert Ballenger, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). The Great Peace March was a cross-country event from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 1986 to draw attention to nuclear proliferation. This article interviews three Baha'is who participated. Prefaced by essay "The Wilderness Trek of the Great Peace March." [about]
  5. Becoming Physicians to the World: Transforming "Non-Involvement in Politics", by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Looking at this issue from the perspective of positive human rights and cross-cultural communication to devise a better message than "non-involvement" as the basis for Baha'i relations with the world around us, and recasting it as a message of unity. [about]
  6. Beyond Brotherhood, by Elizabeth Anderson, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Thoughts on achieving racial equality, in light of the continuing injustices against African-Americans in the United States. [about]
  7. Beyond Death's Grey Land, by Sidney Edward Morrison, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). Reflections from a Baha'i perspective on the Vietnam War, the nature of war, dehumanizing humanity, and being a soldier. [about]
  8. Circle of Unity, ed. Anthony Lee: Reviews, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Three short reviews, published in three national Baha'i journals: New Zealand Bahá'í Newsletter, Bahá'í Canada, and Bahá'í Journal of England. [about]
  9. Circle of Unity: Responses to reviews, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). Responses to reviews of this book (in dialogue 1:1), by Ron Price, Brent Poirier, Anthony Lee, Lawrence M. Miller, James Tyson, Mark Foster, and Leon Jones. [about]
  10. Consultation and Compromise in Environment Affairs, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Examples of environmental disagreements — involving ranchers, off-road vehicle use, acid rain, and protected-lands designation — from Oregon and Washington, illustrating how the process of consultation can lead to environmental protection. [about]
  11. Crucial Heart, The, by Barbara Jarvik, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Short story about religious tolerance in Israel. [about]
  12. Cry in the Wilderness: An Environmentalist Looks at Bahá'í Teachings on Nature, by Bill Knight-Weiler, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Baha'i Writings use images from nature to illustrate spiritual truths and call mankind to recognize the beauty of God. [about]
  13. Cultural Pluralism in the Bahá'í Community, by Peggy Caton, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). The idea of relative truth implies a situational approach to living. Baha'i teachings encourage both diversity and harmonious co-existence. [about]
  14. Deft Adjustment, The: English-language poetry in present-day Israel, by Roger White, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Discussion of Israeli and Jewish poems, and reviews of the books Voices within the Ark, Modern Hebrew Poetry, Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse, Seven Gates: Poetry from Jerusalem, and Voices Israel. [about]
  15. Disinvestment: Is It a Bahá'í Issue?, by Marjan Nirou, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Economic sanctions as a response to apartheid, the background of South Africa, Baha'i approaches to preventing racism, and imprisoned children. Includes replies by Steven Scholl, Jihmye Collins, Paul Caprez, Lawrence Miller, and Drew Remignanti. [about]
  16. Equal Circles, by Peggy Caton: Review, by Shiva Tavana, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). [about]
  17. Exile from El Salvador: A Conversation with Antonio, by Eileen Estes and Richard Hollinger, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). Interview with a former member of the Salvadorean Baha'i community about his history, and about threats to the Central American refugee community in Los Angeles. Includes report "Human Rights Workers in El Salvador Suppressed," by Steven Hall-Williams. [about]
  18. Exploring Universes of Discourse: The Meeting of the Bahá'í Faith and Traditional Society, by Moojan Momen, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). To communicate, people need to share not just a common language; there must also be a common framework for understanding, a "universe of discourse." Baha'i pioneers must bridge cultural and linguistic divides when imparting the teachings of the Faith. [about]
  19. Eyes of the Children, The, by Sheila Banani, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). One poem inspired by female infanticide in China. [about]
  20. Forces of Our Time, The, by Hooper Dunbar, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Excerpt from a talk presented at the "Prepare for Peace" conference, Long Beach, California, August 1985. [about]
  21. Fourth Candle, The: The Unity of Religion and Interfaith Dialogue, by Christopher Buck, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). What does "Unity in Religion" mean, and how does it apply for Baha'is' interactions with other religious communities? An essay inspired by Abdu'l-Bahá's Tablet "Seven Candles of Unity," utopia, Hans Kung, and the Lesser Peace. [about]
  22. Freedom for Truth: Peace among Religions, by Hans Kung, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). One-page essay calling for patience and tolerance between religions and their search for truth. [about]
  23. Homeward Bound, by Ron Price, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Reflections on the meaning of home and community, classical Greek culture, and the "new home" embodied in Mt. Carmel. [about]
  24. Human Rights and Religious Faith, by Amnesty International, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). A statement from Amnesty International/USA, published by request. [about]
  25. Ita and the Sandinista Revolution, by Robert G. Wilson, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). An interview with Ita, one of the earliest participants in the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua that resulted in the removal of Anastasio Somoza from power in 1979. Includes letter about the organization "Quest for Peace." [about]
  26. Letters to and from the editor, in dialogue magazine (1986). All letters to dialogue not posted elsewhere, and responses from its editors. [about]
  27. Love and Estrangement in the Bahá'í Community, by Arnold Nerenberg: Review, by Sidney Edward Morrison, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). On personal feelings of alienation in the Baha'i community, self image, and backbiting. [about]
  28. Making of Central America, The: Intervention, Dictatorship, and Revolution, by Phillip Berryman, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1986). History of Western and Christian involvement in Latin America. (No mention of the Baha'i Faith.) [about]
  29. Master Humorist, The, by Robert Ballenger, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Examples of the humor of Abdu'l-Baha, jokes he told, and how this aspect of the Master's personality has been downplayed in biographies and portrayals of him which cast him in a more serious light. [about]
  30. Peace Notes, by Trudy Mesbah and Ruie Mullin, in dialogue magazine, 1:2-2:1 (1986). Five short reports about anti-war movements: "Australian Expo Raises the Banner of Peace," "Peace Takes a Holiday," "Beyond War: A New Way of Thinking," "Magic Peace Project," and letters. [about]
  31. Perceiving Differences: A Look at Gender and Equality, by Mark Brush, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Observations on what Richard DeNovellis' "Personality Type Preference Indicator" tests show about ages and genders; laws of nature vs. laws of God. [about]
  32. Phoenix and the Ashes: The Bahá'í Faith and the Modern Apocalypse, by Geoffrey Nash: Review, by John Huddleston, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). 19th-century optimism, disillusionment with contemporary society, philosophy of history, political theory, Arthur Koestler and Aldous Huxley, and the future of humanity. Includes review of Jon Winokur's The Portable Curmudgeon, by Robert Ballenger. [about]
  33. Place Apart, A, by Susan Stitt, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). A chapter from Mango Joy, a book of poetry and reflections about pioneering in Vanuata and the culture of the South Pacific. [about]
  34. Poetry from dialogue magazine, by Gretchen Sousa and L. B. Chase, in dialogue magazine (1986). Nine poems by six authors, published in various volumes of Dialogue. [about]
  35. Politics of Service, The: Medical Aid to the Philippines, by David Langness, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). On delivering volunteer hospital services and emergency aid to a corrupted country lacking political stability. [about]
  36. Politics, Text, and Context: In Search of the Bahá'í Revolution, by R. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). The rationale for Shoghi Effendi requiring Baha'is to disassociate themselves from other churches and political movements; the role of political science in Baha'i theology; how best to work with non-Baha'i groups to better society. [about]
  37. Protection of Diversity in the World Order of Baha'u'llah, The, by Bahá'í World Centre Office of Public Information, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Statement dated December 29, 1985, released by the Baha'i International Community's Office of Public Information following the broadcast of a BBC program on the Baha'i Faith in 1985. [about]
  38. Question of Gender, A: A Forum on the Status of Men in Bahá'í Law, by Susan Maneck and Baharieh Rouhani Ma'ani, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Six authors address issues of theology, sociology, law, inheritance, equality, the Kitáb-i-Aqdas, marriage, and feminism raised by John and Linda Walbridge's article "Baha'i Laws on the Status of Men" (World Order 1984). [about]
  39. Releasing the Captive from His Chains, by Steven Scholl, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Baha'i activism for human rights, and involvement with Amnesty International. Includes response by Drew Remignanti. [about]
  40. Response, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani: Review, by Elizabeth Shema, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). [about]
  41. Revisiting Vietnam: A Case for Reading "Those War Books", by David Langness, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Brief reviews of a dozen books about the Vietnam war. [about]
  42. Semantics of World Government, The, by John T. Dale, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). The concept of "world federation" is tied in to a variety of semantic presumptions. The term "self-government" is less authoritarian and individualistic than the term "world government." Includes response by Leonard Godwin. [about]
  43. Sexual Equality in the Bahá'í Community, by Shiva Tavana, in dialogue magazine, 1:3 (1986). Women are oppressed minorities who often feel isolated, even in Baha'i communities. Baha'is need to explore new models of family life. Includes statistics on the percentages of female members of Baha'i institutions. [about]
  44. Short Takes, in dialogue magazine (1986). Brief reports on various topics, mostly related to politics or then-current news, published in 5 issues of dialogue magazine. [about]
  45. Spiritual Inheritors, The, by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, in dialogue magazine, 2:1 (1987). Reflections on growing up Baha'i, and a report on a conference about capturing the power of the Six Year Plan to focus attention on the role of women in establishing global peace, the destiny of the women of North America, and equality of sexes. [about]
  46. Star Wars or World Peace, by Dan Q. Posin, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). How a "missile defense system" might work and ways in which it would not, ramifications for achieving global peace, and discussion by Robert Bowman, the first director of the Star Wars program. No mention of the Baha'i Faith. [about]
  47. "The active force and that which is its recipient", by Betty Hoff Conow, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Metaphysics of gender and the Lawh-i-Hikmat; universal spiritualism; social indoctrination of gender roles. [about]
  48. Thoughts on the Establishment of a Permanent Bahá'í Studies Center and Research Institute, Some, by Stephen Lambden, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Present state and future possibilities of Baha'i studies and academic curricula, and answers to various objections. Includes short compilation on the importance of scholarship. [about]
  49. Three Bahá'í Voices, by Esther Bradley-DeTally, in dialogue magazine, 2:2-3 (1988). Personal stories about addiction, alcoholism, and spiritual growth through a then-new group called "Baha'is in Recovery." Includes letter from Dann Irish introducing the Baha'is in Recovery Program. [about]
  50. Toward a Development Ethics, by Anna C. Vakil, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). Development issues from a North American perspective, informed by time spent pioneering in the Caribbean and the writings of Paulo Freire, and how to bring such issues to the attention of the Baha'i community. [about]
  51. Various essays, by Carol R. Goodrich and Rob Leavitt, in dialogue magazine (1986). Five unrelated items: "The Philippines: Catholic Priests Detained and Murdered," "Two Halves Are Better Than One," "Vision Quest," "Emerging From...", and a Pogo comic mentioning Baha'i Naw Ruz. [about]
  52. Visions of Peace, Strategies for Change: Bahá'í Books on Creating a New World Order, by William Garlington, in dialogue magazine, 1:2 (1986). Reviews of To the Peoples of the World: A Bahá'í Statement on Peace, by the Universal House of Justice, World Peace and World Government, by Jan Tyson, and Circle of Peace. ed. Anthony Lee. [about]
  53. When the Saints Come Marching In: The Art of Bahá'í Biography, by Sidney Edward Morrison and Frank Lewis, in dialogue magazine, 1:1 (1986). Comments on hagiography, including reviews of nine popular Baha'i biographies. Includes response "In Praise of Saints" by Frank Lewis (from dialogue 1:3). [about]
  54. Wisdom and Wit of Roger White, The: Two Reviews, by Marzieh Gail and Hilda Phillips, in dialogue magazine, 1:4 (1987). Reviews of White's books One Bird One Cage One Flight and A Sudden Music. [about]

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