COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, United States — Each academic year, the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland offers a unique course that assists students to identify root causes of societal challenges in the light of spiritual principles, such as the elimination of all forms of prejudice, the equality of women and men, and consultation.
“Throughout college I took 35 classes, but this is the only one that changed the fundamentals of how I look at the world,” says Emily Gorey, a former student of the class.
“It was here that I learned how different the world looks outside of Howard County, Maryland, where I grew up. I learned how quietly inequality is ingrained into our systems, thoughts, and environments. I saw the power of empathy take hold in myself and others.