Baha'u'llah is the founder of the Baha'i Faith. 2017 marks the
200th anniversary of his birth. This discussion with Dr. Sahba
Jalali and Kurt Saxton offers insight into the auspicious nature of
2017 for the world's Baha'i population.
Simply stated, religion matters. Religion matters not only for personal reasons, but also for social, economic, political, and military purposes. Unfortunately, studies suggest that religious knowledge and cultural literacy for any religious tradition is either in decline or is non-existent in the United States, despite being one of the most religiously diverse nation on earth. Today, religion is implicated in nearly every major national and international issue. The public arena is awash in religious explanations and arguments for nearly every issue. The goal of The Classical Ideas Podcast is to empower students with the core knowledge of major world religions to improve citizenship and agency in a diverse society. Welcome to the show!