Promoting the Oneness of Humanity

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“Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust?
(Baha'i Writings)
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“Human beings in every country are members of one and the same family.”  (Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama)

“Mitakuye oyasin” (we are all related). 
(Traditional Lakota Sioux prayer)

​“We may have different religions, different languages, different colored skin, but we all belong to one human race.”  (Kofi Annan) 


The Dream

“I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit…And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle… and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy...”  (Black Elk)

​“You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. 
I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.”
(John Lennon)

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Unity


​“He who experiences the unity of life sees his own self in all beings, and all beings in his own self…”  (Krishna, from the Bhagavad-Gita)

​“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalms 133:1) 

​“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” “We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.”  (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

“Instead of fighting with each other, can we all, united, fight poverty and disease and illiteracy?  Is it possible for us to put all our efforts and all our energy into one single purpose, the betterment and progress and development of all our lands and all our peoples?”  (Golda Meir)


Love


“Love is the cause of unity in all things.”  (Aristotle)

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love;

this is the eternal rule.”  (Buddha)

“This is my commandment, that ye love one another, ​

as I have loved you.” (Jesus, John 15:12)​


“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love...”  (Nelson Mandela)


“One love, one heart, one destiny.” (Bob Marley)


​“Tret pepel as good as you kan.” (Andrew, age 7) 
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We Are All Related

“Have we not all one father?
Hath not one God created us?”

(Hebrew scriptures, Malachi 2:10)

“God hath made of one blood
all nations of men for to dwell
on all the face of the earth.”
(The Bible, Acts 17:26)

“O mankind! We created you

from a single pair of a male
and a female and made you
​into nations and tribes.” 
(Muhammad, Qur'an 49.13)