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COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEAlain Locke's "Moral Imperatives for World Order" Revisited
AUTHOR 1Christopher Buck
DATE_THIS2019
VOLUME29:1
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PAGE_RANGE37-64
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTIn public speeches presented in 1944 Locke argues that racism, although an American problem, is not purely a domestic issue; it has bilateral and multilateral consequences; unity of races, religions, and nations is a moral imperative.
NOTES Article mirrored from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/255. See also the complete issue [PDF].
TAGSAlain Locke; Race; Race amity; Race unity; United States (documents)
 
CONTENT
About: History offers a review of past events in a quest for contemporary relevance, where hindsight can serve as a source of insight into present-day social paradoxes and dilemmas. The present essay revisits three public speeches by distinguished Bahá’í philosopher, Alain Locke, presented at the Institute of International Relations’ Tenth Annual Session in 1944, and argues that he articulated a three-part message: (1) racism, although an American problem, is not purely a domestic issue; (2) racism has bilateral and multilateral consequences (especially economic) in the international context; and (3) three “moral imperatives”—of promoting the unity of races, religions, and nations, both locally and globally—are primary objectives in the quest for world peace.
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LANG THISEnglish
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