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TITLEAchieving Universal Participation of Older Adults: An Exploration of Its Challenges and Spiritual Foundations
AUTHOR 1Catherine Bigonnesse
AUTHOR 2Jean Marc Bigonnesse
DATE_THIS2015
VOLUME25:4
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE61-79
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTOn involving older adults in the process of participation in society; some of the root causes of ageism, such as avoiding the topic of death and a materialistic view of the soul; the role of older adults in the process of community building.
NOTES Mirrored from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/199.
TAGSAgeing; Community (general); Community building; Death; Materialism; Participation; Soul
 
CONTENT
About: As a daughter-father collaboration, this paper aims to discuss the challenge of involving older adults in the process of participation in society. It first explores some of the root causes of ageism, such as the stigma attached to discussions of death in our society and the materialist conception of human ontology. In the second part, this paper suggests how a discussion based on spirituality, especially some principles of the Bahá’í Faith, can address this issue. We conclude this paper sharing some thoughts and comments about the role of older adults in the process of community building, a major objective assigned to the global Bahá’í community by the Universal House of Justice, the governing body of the Bahá’í Faith.
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LANG THISEnglish
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