I’m not interested in censorship of faith, I speak from the Baha’i tradition here, mostly to a mostly Bahá’í audience/any group of faith. It is a great honor to serve the First Nation’s community and I implore fellow Bahá’ís to draw inspiration from the Universal House of Justice letter.
Humanity has only begun to scratch the surface of it’s divine bounty/power/capacity/strength. Baha’i or non-Baha’i, we have no idea how we fit into the intricate warp and woof of the Creator’s unfoldment… but to reference The Hidden Words, revealed by Fatima but concealed until this dispensation for ears that could endure it’s truth.
How mysterious that God would love our creation? `Abdu’l-Bahá says somewhere that we are gifted to be co-creators with God, not equals in any way, but we have a hand in the future unfoldment of reality. Let us not be afraid of this power, or disunified… as the Iroquois told to founding revoutionaries of the US – “You will accomplish nothing if you are not united”… and The Blessed Beauty said “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”
So let us honor the gift of the First Nations of the US, and support the Lakota Grandmother’s for valiantly standing up to the greatest threat to humanity right now, the petrolium industry, by resigning a 150 year old international treaty to protect the sacred lands that the Key XL Pipeline threatens to destroy in multiple ways….
It might not be a coincidence that it is also the 150 year anniversary of Bahá’u’lláh’s birth, blessing this whole world again with new spiritual energies that are moving the Old and replacing it with living New realities.