Baha’is Issue Statement on Importance of Religious Freedoms to Mark UN Anniversary

October 7, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

On October 7, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "In observance of the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, the Baha'i International Community has issued a major statement that focuses on the importance of the oneness of humanity and religious freedom as critical values in the process of UN reform. 'The blurring of national boundaries in the face of global crises has shown, beyond a doubt, that the body of humankind represents one organic whole,' says the statement, which is titled 'The Search for Values in an Age of Transition.' Accordingly, the oneness of humanity must become the overriding focus as humanity searches for solutions to global challenges such as poverty, AIDS, environmental degradation, terrorism, and the proliferation of weapons. 'It is clear that none of the problems facing humanity can be adequately addressed in isolation from one another,' the statement says... The full text of 'The Search for Values in an Age of Transition' can be read at: