On our small island in the United Kingdom we have just held elections for no less than three national assemblies- in Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland. Much as I respect the democratic process I am concerned that the current system of party politics works on the principle of divide and rule rather than bringing people together.
Politics are occupied with the material things of life. Religious teachers should not invade the realm of politics; they should concern themselves with the spiritual education of the people; they should ever give good counsel to men, trying to serve God and human kind; they should endeavour to awaken spiritual aspiration, and strive to enlarge the understanding and knowledge of humanity, to improve morals, and to increase the love for justice. This is in accordance with the Teaching of Bahá’u’lláh. In the Gospel also it is written, ‘Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things which are God’s’.