Who are the bahai what are their teachings what role

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-Who are the Baha’i? What are their teachings? What role do women play in Baha’i? Based on certain fundamental principles. They include the elimination of all forms of prejudice; full equality between the sexes; recognition of the essential oneness of the world’s great religions; the elimination of extremes of poverty and wealth Three core principles establish a basis for Baha’i teachings and doctrine: the unity of God, the unity of religion, and the unity of humankind. Men and women are seen as having different strength and abilities that enable them to better fill different roles -What is Theosophy – who were its early leaders and what role did women play in the tradition? Helena Petrovna Blavatsky was the founder of Theosophy Theosophy is the seeking of direct knowledge of presumed mysteries of being and nature, particularly concerning the nature of divinity Know the terms: la gar: (Free Food in Temples) was started by the first Guru and strengthened further by the later Gurus. The rules of the Langar require that all should sit in the same row and partake of the same food without any discrimination of being high or low, rich or poor, and prince or the peasant. Táhirih: ("the Pure One"). Although Táhirih never met the Báb, she was the only woman designated by Him as a "Letter of the Living", one of His disciples. Duotheistic: worship of both a God and Goddess Pantheistic: everything is God Fisher , Ch 9 Sikhism - Where did the religion of Sikhism begin and why? Sikhism is a monistic religion founded in fifteenth century Punjab (where 75% of them currently live) on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and ten successive Sikh Gurus -What did Guru Nanak teach about women and his understanding of God and how did it translate into practices and attitudes about women within Sikhism? Emphasizes the principle of equality of all humans and rejects discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, and gender. Salvation can be reached only through rigorous and disciplined devotion to God. Guru Nanak condemned notions of the inferiority of women, and protested against the subjugation of women A Sikh woman is to be regarded as equal to the Sikh man. In Sikhism, women are considered to have the same souls as men and an equal right to grow spiritually Women are allowed to lead religious congregations, take part in the Akhand Path (the continuous recitation of the Holy Scriptures), perform Kirtan (congregational singing of hymns), work as a Granthi, and participate in all religious, cultural, social, and secular activities. - Who were the Khalsa and what did they pledge to do? The Khalsa is a disciplined community that combines its religious purpose and goals with political and military duties. The Sikh community's embrace of military and political organization made it a considerable regional force in medieval India and it continued to evolve after the demise of the gurus. Baha’i Faith -What are the Baha’i teachings on the status of women and what roles did women play in the faith?

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