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In a 2007 letter on the closing of the BIHE, the Universal House of Justice introduced the concept of "constructive resilience"; on the relationship of this to other concepts in discourses on social change, and its relevance to the exigencies of the age.

The Constructive Imaginary

by Michael Karlberg

published in Journal of Bahá'í Studies, 30:3, pages 9-23
Ottawa, ON: Association for Bahá'í Studies North America, 2020
About: This special issue of the Journal marks a moment in a journey by a group of collaborators exploring the implications of an emerging concept with profound relevance to twenty-first century struggles for social justice. To understand the nature and purpose of this journey, it will help to know a little about the process that led us here. Before considering this process, however, it is important to note that the collection of essays in this journal represents only a small number of voices offering contributions at only one moment in a wider ongoing conversation. Any important voices and perspectives are absent from this collection, but not all things can be accomplished in any given setting. This collection of essays thus constitutes an invitation for all relevant voices to contribute, over time, to this expanding conversation.
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