Do you have experience with Bahá’í consultation, the process of collective inquiry & decision-making?
Would you like to participate in a research project that uses mainly conversation analysis to examine what helps some groups as they consult and explore reality together?
Are you currently engaged in Bahá’í consultation?
If the answer to those 3 questions is ‘yes’, then I would like to hear from you. Participating in the research only requires the autorisation to audio and/or video record a session, either physical or online.
This research project should take place at the university of Luxembourg and is motivated by the pressing need that humanity is facing today: to find a unifying vision of the future of society and of the nature and purpose of life.
[…] religion and science are the two indispensable knowledge systems through which the potentialities of consciousness develop. Far from being in conflict with one another, these fundamental modes of the mind’s exploration of reality are mutually dependent and have been most productive in those rare but happy periods of history when their complementary nature has been recognized and they have been able to work together. The insights and skills generated by scientific advance will have always to look to the guidance of spiritual and moral commitment to ensure their appropriate application; religious convictions, no matter how cherished they may be, must submit, willingly and gratefully, to impartial testing by scientific methods. (4.2002, Letter to the World’s Religious Leaders—The Universal House of Justice)