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Elimination of all forms of Prejudice
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A basic principle of Bahá'í social teaching. ‘Prejudice and fanaticism,' ‘Abdu'l-Bahá explained, ‘whether sectarian, denominational, patriotic or political — are destructive to the foundation of human solidarity; therefore man should release himself from such bonds in order that the oneness of the world of humanity may become manifest.'29
‘Abdu'l-Bahá has condemned prejudice of all sorts as a major cause of war: ‘. . . as to religious, racial, national and political bias: all these prejudices strike at the very root of human life; one and all they beget bloodshed, and the ruination of the world. So long as these prejudices survive, there will be continuous and fearsome wars.'30
Further, ‘Abdu'l-Bahá described how prejudices can be eliminated: ‘there is need of a superior power to overcome human prejudices, a power which nothing in the world of mankind can withstand and which will overshadow the effect of all other forces at work in human conditions. That irresistible power is the love of God.'31
[BD 184-185]
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