The Pandemic and the Path to the Lesser Peace

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In this video John S. Hatcher, PhD discusses the topic “The Pandemic and the Path to the Lesser Peace”.

Presentation summary: In the first paragraphs of The Promised Day is Come, Shoghi Effendi quotes passages from Bahá’u’lláh about how the Lesser Peace will not come about until humanity has experienced world engulfing tribulation, though the Writings never explain exactly that calamity will be. The present pandemic demonstrates how such an unexpected transformative event could occur and how quickly the circumstances of the nations and people of the world could suddenly become changed. A quick review of the stages in the path towards the Lesser Peace as described by the Guardian can help us understand what process we must go through to achieve a global polity and the stages that will lead from that secular governance to the establishment of the Golden Age of the World Order of Bahá’u’lláh.