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Harmony Of Science & Religion

“Religion and Science are inter-twined with each other and cannot be separated. These are the two wings with which humanity must fly. One wing is not enough. Every religion which does not concern itself with science is mere tradition…. Therefore science, education and civilisation are most important necessities for the full religious life.”

– Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 28-29.

Harmony Of Science & Religion

The fundamental principles of Science and Religion strengthen the interactions between individuals, communities, and institutions. Science has enabled society to separate fact from conjecture, constructing a coherent understanding of the laws and processes governing physical reality. Spiritual insight gives rise to moral imperatives that uphold social harmony and ensure new technology serves the common good. 


Together, these two sources of knowledge are essential to the liberation of individuals and communities from the traps of ignorance and passivity. They are vital to the advancement of civilisation.

Put all your beliefs into harmony with science; there can be no opposition, for truth is one. When religion, shorn of its superstitions, traditions, and unintelligent dogmas, shows its conformity with science, then will there be a great unifying, cleansing force in the world which will sweep before it all wars, disagreements, discords and struggles -- and then will mankind be united in the power of the Love of God. 

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 145

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